Something that colleges make you write in an college application in order to get a better picture of you. However, college essays take up a huge bulk of one's time due to the sheer number of them one has to do. Therefore they are the most evil thing in the world...like really, they're hell.
Joe: Hey Julie, you want to go out wit' me tonight?
Julie: No thanks Joe, I have to write FIVE COLLEGE ESSAYS AND THE DUE DATES ARE TOMORROW UGHHH!!!!