10. If you’ve been to space, mention you’ve been to space. Haha. See, I haven’t totally lost my sense of humor. Actually, it’s a good point. If you have something unique and amazing to write about in your essay, go for it. But most students haven’t been to space or had off-the-chart, incredible experiences. In that case, just stick to sharing a mundane (everyday) experience that challenged you on some level, and wow the reader with how you handled it. Chances are your college application essay will be way more compelling than the space story. Well, maybe.