During your summer, the last thing you want to do is write essays. I had to write pages and pages of literature in order to get to the point where I could be financially stable in college. I even had to get some teachers in on writing essays, or recommendations. It was a ton of work and required a ton a paperwork. But with that hard work, I have 4 scholarships, grants, and a workstudy. With the combination of all 3, I am able to pay for the majority of college. Next year, I plan to pay for an apartment, so I am going to have to write more and more essays in scholarship applications. Writing is definitely worth it, if I do not have to get student loans and fall into debt. Entering the workforce after college, I want to have no debt. This means my first paycheck will be MINE. Be successful with essays. Do not give up. Just keep typing!