What is a College Application Essay?
The college essay offers you an opportunity to tell admissions officers a bit about you and demonstrate why you'd be a good fit for their student body. It can seem daunting to get your essay off the ground, but take it step by step with these tips. Do some self-exploration. Your college essay is all about showcasing yourself.
Think about the strengths and interests you would most like colleges to know about you. What are you passionate about? What's most important to you?
What are you best at? If you need to pick the topic, be focused and specific. Writing about a single experience is usually a good idea; your essay should prove a single point or message.
Show your thoughtfulness. Be thoughtful in both your topic choice and the tone of your writing.
Colleges look for students who have dealt with adversity, have overcome challenges and continue to grow from their experience. Admitting shortcomings is a sign of maturity and intelligence, so there is no need to portray yourself as a superhero; they will see through it.
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