Here are a few guide lines or advice I have to offer regarding taking on the challenge of writing a college or university admission essay. Point to note: Please be honest about everything you write in your admission essay. The admission board does not consist of gullible individuals that will let any willy nilly in. They have years of experience in reading through admission essays and will pull out any lies like a hair from butter.
Another vital point to include in the conceptual build up of your admission essay is to write what you believe and believe in what you write. Your admission essay has to communicate through your words your own persona.
In the case that you write what you believe as well as believe in what you have written in your admission essay and the post secondary institute does not accept you. Due to what they perceive of you through your admission essay that you have written with the utmost sincerity and honesty then you are better off without studying in that post secondary institute.
The point is that in a way you define yourself in your admission essay through the language you use, the point of view you provide and the thoughts on a certain matter you communicate. If a the admissions department deduce from your admission essay that you might not be well suited for that college or university then trust me you are better of without admission into that institute.
Apply to other post secondary institutes as well and write from your heart as well as your brain in their admission essays. The one that selects your admission essay is more likely to be a better fit for you to study in as well as spend your growing and transitional period in.