i have read (and dished out) the advice that we need to be careful, when writing about someone else (e.g. heroes, role models, grandparents, students), to not make the PS become more about the subject than the writer.
so i wrote an essay i'm feeling good about for michigan and duke, whose questions ask about what qualities it takes to do well in law (mich) or an individual who has had an impact on your life (duke) but i'm a little concerned about the aforementioned. if my piece is well written and discusses what i learned from people, am i probably safe? it says a whole lot about the virtues of my teachers/mentors, but i'd like to think it says something about me too
how to tell?