Don’t tell them about you. Seriously. Telling is boring.
Instead, describe your world: what you see, what you hear, and what you do.
Let the reader imagine themselves as you. And then, nothing needs to be said.
Example (admissions officer telling): I was tired, and didn’t want to read those essays.
Example (admissions officer letting the reader deduce): The afternoon light filtered through the window onto the desk covered with papers. I sighed. 400 more to go. I squeezed my eyes shut, opened them wide, and blinked. Then, I tried reading the essay again. The words blurred in front of my eyes. …
As Benjamin Franklin famously said: Tell me and I may forget … involve me and I learn.Image credit: All rights reserved by choiyaki