Common Application Essay
As the type of writer I am, I tend to use a lot of unnecessary words, and one way I had to fine tune my essay was by slashing and burning my essays paragraphs and reducing the word count to at least the limit. This process helped me to develop my ability to write concisely, instead of trying to exacerbate a point with a plethora of more advanced descriptive word and phrases. Before I was one hundred and fifty words over but after going through my essay with a fine tooth comb I actually even got the feedback to totally go back to the drawing board and find a new prompt. Eventually after my essays grooming, it was ten words under the word limit. Essentially, I went through and tried to remove anything redundant.