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College Application Essays accepted by Amherst College


It Doesn`t Matter If You`re Black Or White,
Allison Toth

Amherst College

“Wow,” I whispered to myself as I walked into the main doorway of my new high school. I walked through the endless hallways and questioned myself as to why my parents decided to move here, Wuerzburg, Germany, one of the alleged bad schools in the…


From Negative to Positive (Or Positive to Negative?) The Lurid Confessions of a Member of Teeny Bopper Anonymous
Janet Rosenbaum

Amherst College

From Negative to Positive (Or Positive to Negative?) The lurid confessions of a member of Teeny-Bopper Anonymous
Wow. Wasn`t I cool? Since this picture was taken, everything outside of myself – my appearance, my surroundings, even my superficial…


Most Influential Teacher
Anonymous

Amherst College

She was the toughest; she was the best. She was also the most influential teacher I have ever had. Ms. William, my sixth grade teacher, was never one to settle for second-best. As a demanding teacher, she hadn??t always been popular. In fact, my…


Understanding Myself, Just a Little Better
Ipsita Basu

Amherst College

Shouting, tantrums, chiding, infuriation; I scuttled back into my room and slammed the door to defy my parents exhortations and advice. What followed was the sulking and tears, complete with the customary introspection. I fashioned the…


Disparity Through My Windows
Ipsita Basu

Amherst College

The colors through the window become inconsequential, only the forms and their faces significant. Through the window of my hometown Kolkata, India I see a half naked child running around on the street. His face depicts childish levity and frolic…


An Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
Anonymous

Amherst College

“Art is man`s constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him.“
–Attributed to Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist and poet
I??d like to beg to differ with Mr. Achebe. Art is not always man??s effort…


The Storyteller
Anne Mathews

Amherst College

I learned to write essays like prefabricated housing and sensible shoes??standardized, impeccable, identical. No flight of fancy dared disturb the military precision of my supporting arguments as they marched in brigades of four to five sentences,…



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