There is a famous quote attributed to one of the greatest writers of fiction short stories, Anton Chekhov.**
Don’t tell me that the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on the broken glass.
We want you to read that quote once again. It has a powerful meaning.
Too often, students clutter their essays with bombastic adjectives: hardworking, disciplined, driven, passionate, empathetic. Rather than telling them that you are a hard worker, show them that you are a hard worker by talking about how you used to spend every weekend volunteering at the local food shelter.