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Have you thought about producing a video starring yourself, as part of your college applications? That seems to be an interesting trend these days. The YouTube Generation has found yet another way to exhibit their individuality and personal brag sheet.

Some colleges are promoting an option whereby applicants can submit a "video essay." This allows for the applicant's creativity to manifest itself in visual form, as well as "screen play" form. Admission videos aren't a new idea, though. Particularly aggressive applicants in years gone by have offered VCR tapes (yeah, that long ago) showing their positive side, which would have been hard to capture with words on paper. Now days, video files are simple to attach to online applications, so let the digital frames roll!

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