College Admissions Essay: Why I Have To Be Perfect

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I have to be perfect. The pressure to perform academically and be a model citizen envelopes me in my everyday life. Although no one else makes me feel as though there is a standard that I am required to live by, I push myself to hard, resulting in me feeling too confined and trapped. When I was in elementary school, my classes were too easy for me, and I often got near-perfect report cards,. I excelled compared to my peers, and being a teacher’s pet certainly helped me gain good marks. When I transitioned into high school, I was suddenly average. Smarter kids from smarter schools took smarter classes. In my teachers’ eyes, I was just an extra body that they hoped would pass their class so that they could check a box and have a paycheck
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