Teenagers are often inexperienced in self-reflection, thus lacking awareness about the meaning of their young lives, as well as confidence to assert what they do know about themselves. Thus, in college essays, many obscure awareness in metaphor, which not only exposes their lack of confidence, but also forces the admissions evaluator to infer (at best), and guess (at worst) what a student is attempting to convey.
While a teenage autobiographer may produce early college essay drafts with metaphor, they need objective editors to help them decode the meaning of the metaphor, often expanding their writing well beyond word counts. Then, in subsequent drafts, the student can continue rephrasing their sentences to deduce the pith essence of their ideas.
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