Youll want to ensure that this short essay adds depth to your application! Last year our office read about 64, Common App essays.
Please see prompt 1 about effectively using space. To revisit a metaphor I used in that post, style is the wrapping paper of your essay—the content is the gift.
Can you make it read like a very short story? My childhood role models were not teachers or older siblings but rather the heroes of fantasy novels.
You competed under a debate category that mimics a Congressional hearing room, and took stances on scenarios that reflect modern world issues and controversies. These are comments from our admissions staff who actually read your essays and evaluate them in the admission process.