“College Application 2.0: The Video Essay”  by Tovia Smith, NPR. I listened to this piece on NPR this they be used? Are they supplemental or substitutes? This blog concentrates on college application videos, even though there are many other types.

“A video essay, just like a written essay, explores a topic and makes a persuasive point about it. Its style can range from simple or complex as you wish: edited or unedited, with music or voice-over, or without. It can be created on a cell phone, a video camera, a webcam, or any other video device.” Media Awareness Network

“To Impress, Tufts Prospects Turn to Youtube” by Tamar Lewin

” b.) Share a one-minute video that says something about you, upload it to YouTube or another easily accessible website, and give us the URL. What you do or say is totally up to you. (Unfortunately, we are unable to watch videos that come in any form other than a URL link.)” Tufts University, Application Page