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Supplemental Essay “Fun”

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We've discussed supplemental essays before here on Admit This! Well, we're going to discuss them again today! For those of you unfamiliar with the term “supplemental essay" as it relates to college admissions, allow me to explain. I'll make an analogy with an old movie marketing line.

Back in 1975, a blockbuster movie about sharks came out. Jaws started the whole shark-mania thing that we read about and see so much of on TV these days. Anyway, when Hollywood marketers were teasing the Jaws premiere, they used a memorable tagline: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. That line was accompanied by a picture of the legendary, huge, ferocious shark that terrorized moviegoers across the world back then and still does today.

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