Essay on how to write good applications for jobs or grants

One of the most intimidating elements of the college application for many students is the essay or personal statement. As students begin their applications, here are some tips from the pros to make the process a little less panic-inducing.

2) An essay that is required as part of the application for colleges where you are applying.
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I made a mistake..3 actually! I submitted my application today and after looking back through my pieces of writing, I realized that I accidentally wrote a word twice in my personal statement and forgot a period, and I also failed to include a small word in my topic sentence for my activities essay on the common app. Apparently, I was far too excited to hit submit. I would hate to have my admission chances suffer because of this. I’ve emailed my admissions counselor, but in the meantime, is there anything that can be done? Thank you!

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This news article dated February 2013 lists the 5 Common Application essay prompts for 2013-14.
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As one of the above experts stated, if the college is a more alternative-type college, and can truly appreciate the writing in the poetry format, then by all means, go for it! But most colleges will probably be looking a little less outside-the-box, and would likely prefer a more traditional essay. It all depends on how clever you can be with the poem though. Some poetry is absolutely brilliant, and if you have a real talent for it, and if the admissions officer has the brains to be able to interpret it, it might well be the thing that puts you over the top. It can be easy to have poetry backfire on you though, and the clarity and structure of a well-written essay can be equally effective, and perhaps leaves a great deal less mystery to what you are about because as you know, by nature, poetry tends to force people to read between the lines. I'd say it's probably more risky on the whole, but if you are truly feeling inspired, why not? Take a shot at it for at least one application. Probably not all of them, but just one. Good luck from a fellow poet!