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6 tips for writing a great college essay
College application wow essays can be an effective way to communicate your originality to admissions officers.

Some colleges will have specific questions they want you to answer. Others will ask you to describe your life story. Here are some tips to follow when you start writing:

Start early

The first thing you should do is make a list of how many essays you need to write and their deadlines. It's a good idea to start in the spring of your junior year or the summer of your senior year to have plenty of time to think about potential topics and brainstorm the essay points.
Create an outline
Take the question you're asked for each essay and divide it into its parts. Think about why an admissions officer would ask you this question and what he or she expects to know about you to consider you the right candidate for your institution. Then match up personal stories or experiences that illustrate your answers. Organize your thesis and these stories, in bullet format, into a clear beginning, middle, and end. It is your outline.

Read some examples 
Some universities will post sample essays on their website. See if the college you are applying to does this, and if so, check them out. It is an excellent opportunity to get a feel for what that college identifies as a useful application. Otherwise, if you do an online search for "sample college essays," you'll see many examples that will give you an idea of what a good essay might look like (remember not to follow them too tightly as you'll be plagiarizing their content).

Address what your transcript does NOT say
Think of your essay as an in-person interview. As you write your essay, imagine you're sitting in the room with the admissions officer. You have given your transcript and resume to this person. The question he or she keeps asking you is, "What else should I know? Keep this question in mind as you write your essay. How can you expand on the information presented in other parts of the application or bring out new facts and features about yourself?


Be specific
As you consider your anecdotes, focus on specific details, and develop the scene. You may not have enough space to tell your whole life story, but if you focus on a couple of examples, it can make your essay vivid and come alive.
Ask some people to review your work.

After you finish a draft of your essay, ask someone you trust (a parent, counselor, or teacher) to review it. Look for grammatical and spelling errors. Be sure to limit the number of people who will review your essay to one or two. Too many voices can overshadow yours.
How is the conclusion or closure of the trial written?
The three steps of the conclusion consist of:

Opening: presenting a brief general summary of what was discussed
Reinforcement: reaffirming the thesis or main idea
Closing emphasizes the importance of what has been said or asks a question that leaves the reflection on the subject open.
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Author: peterstevens
Main topic: Writing Education
Topic: Writing Tips
Published: 21.07.2020
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