PREPARING FOR COLLEGE:
WRITING THE COLLEGE ESSAY
One of the most intimidating elements of the college
application for many students is the essay or personal
statement. As students begin their applications,
here are some tips from the pros to make the process
a little less panic-inducing.
There are some websites that offer free help with essays. This one is my favorite. The College Essay guy has great brainstorming exercises and tips for how to structure your essay.
Reflections of a high school senior.
Just when you think you are done writing essays...
These suggestions, written specifically for the 2017 University of California application process, provide excellent general guidance for how to approach the choices and development of college application essays.
Your character is the hardest thing for admission officers to measure. The essay is your chance to reveal who you are — your passions, values, authenticity and sincerity. Be yourself!
Admissions officers tell me they desperately want essays written authentically by the applicants, featuring stories, themes, and language that reflect the applicant’s actual writing.
A word (or several) of caution:
‘Copy and paste’ is not always your friend
Everyone has heard the story of the college applicant who inadvertently inserted the wrong institutitution...
And here are some general writing tips for the college essay:
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