8 Tips for Crafting Your Best College Essay

The last two tips aren’t just good advice for cutting down your college admissions essay’s word count. If you work at eliminating modifiers and simplifying sentences in everything you write, it will pay dividends throughout college and particularly as you start your career. Good, clear writers are few and far between in the world of work!

What is your advice to students for writing their best college admissions essays?
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The college application process can be tough at times - we get that. There's a whole lot of pieces for you to conquer and a lot of conflicting information on how best to complete your application. We here at Tufts Admissions want to make this process as easy as possible, so we've collected all of our application advice here on this page. From video interviews with admissions officers on the kinds of essays they loved to blog posts about every single part of the application, we've got the tips and tricks you need to make sure your application is as strong as it can be.

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Concise Advice: Jump-Starting Your College Admissions Essays (Paperback, Kindle, Nook)
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Most students want the college admissions board to view them as responsible, dependable, and academically ambitious. These are excellent essay goals, but you should also consider the essay in relation to your classwork. If your classwork already shows that you are studious and determined (because you have taken a wide variety of advanced classes), then you may want to highlight another feature of your personality.