Essay Examples for College Admissions

Besides giving words of caution and examples of what worked, the book also offers concrete suggestions about writing admissions essays: Give yourself time to think of your essay; write a time-line of your life, noting important events; discuss essay topics with friends, parents, teachers; make sure you answer the question appropriately; let your essay sit for a while; check the spelling, grammar and punctuation, and check it for wordiness.

Free Admission Essays & Personal Statement Examples
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These are 5 of the most common Topics/Examples that you will see when you write college admission essays for a majority of schools. However, many top level schools (Harvard, Yale, Columbia, etc…) will ask you to write a unique essay with super specific prompts. So be ready for anything!


College & Graduate Sample Essays, Examples | Write Track Admissions

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Many students trip over common obstacles in their college application essays. For example, many students can’t see beyond the superficial prompt to construct an essay that positively communicates their personality and passion. Some students rehash their activities and achievements without adding the personal flavor, perspective and substance that admissions officers look for. Learn how to avoid these and other damaging traps.