I just tried my hand at using the template and while it prompted me to include information I might otherwise have forgotten and I didn't have to trim it for length, it was much more difficult. I had to chop up my thoughts to fit the sections as opposed to how they flow in my mind and I also felt that some things I wanted to include didn't feel like their fit in any place. For whatever reason, I had trouble writing my summary as well. I could feel myself squelching my personal style as I wrote. It's just not for me, I think.