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The college application essay anthology, “50 Successful Harvard Application Essays,” was published over a decade ago. I remember reading my copy and being stunned that there were so many different ways to tackle the college essay. I had no idea you could be so creative and honest. I was enthralled. It remains one of the staples of college application resources.

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Admitsee is probably endlessly enticing, of course, if only for its voyeuristic potential (the interface disturbingly recalls online dating -- what do headshots have to do with application advice?). Students who approach it for guidance, though, should so do carefully. The premise of Admitsee and of other resources that provide students with examples of college essays -- including the famous book of 50 Successful Harvard Application Essays (out of over 2000 students admitted annually) -- largely contradicts the mission of the college application process. Successful candidates are not those who follow others' leads. They are the ones who follow their own hearts.