Early Decision/Early Action applicants are right now finalizing their college applications and their essays. Please, please, please use your voice when writing your essays. Show the schools who you are! Read them and see if they are you! If they are not, you still have time before November 1st to revise them and make them your own. Also, don't forget to proofread them and make sure there are no misspellings nor grammatical mistakes! And above all, goodluck on your ED/EA schools!
Read this article on the role of the essay in the College Admissions process according to a Harvard Admissions Officer.