a year ago
Top schools like Yale, Brown and Harvard evaluate their personal essays very closely. Personal essays, as the name itself suggests should be personal enough to let the applicant be able to connect with the reader. The best essay is that which settles in the memory of the reader and which anyone else in the world can’t claim to be their own. Thus, it is good to mention your life’s struggles and feelings. Just try to avoid topics which might involve the risk of offending the reader like politics, sex or religion.