i am applying to emerson college and i think i have a pretty good chance of getting in. i want to major in maybe media arts production with a focus in television writing/producing. i want to write for television, but that pays very little, certainly not enough to cover student loans for this $70,000/yr school. winning this $30,000/yr honors scholarship would be a lifesaver. for that reason this essay is very intimidating and i'm having an extremely hard time writing it. i want to write about the metaphor of "square peg in a round hole" and how it helps me feel validated in my struggles through public school due to my learning disability. any advice?
I'm also applying to colleges this year, so my advice doesn't come from experience in anything but writing. I would make sure you focus on your ability to either mentally or literally overcome your learning disability. I don't necessarily mean anything like "finally passing a test" or any singular moment, but maybe about how you've grown to appreciate your perspective. College essays should leave the reader feeling excited for you or confident in your abilities, so make sure to keep it light. (Obviously take all this with a grain of salt, good luck! :D )
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