Newsletter, July 2011
Think Outside the Box!
5 Tips for Writing a Fantastic College Essay
1. Choose a unique topic. The essay topic that is least liked by application reviewers is “a community service project that changed your life and made you so much of a better person”. Think outside the box and get creative. Here are some ideas for brainstorming:
a. How do you feel about Wednesdays?
b. What movie character do you relate the most to and why?
c. If you could pick a food to describe you what would it be?
2. The personal essay is supposed to be about you and not about anyone else so make sure that whatever you write about has to do with you and not someone else.
3. Make sure the essay allows the reader to learn 20 new positive things about you that they couldn’t find out by just reading your application.
4. Don’t wait till the last minute. Write your essay months ahead of the due date and make sure you have at least two people edit it for any mistakes.
5. Have fun with it. This isn’t a thesis essay, it’s your one chance to show your college a more personal side of yourself instead of through GPA numbers and SAT scores. If you didn’t have fun writing your essay chances are it’s not fun to read it either.
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