(2004) Tips for writing your college admissions essay.

Learn how to write your college admission essay. Included: how different kinds of students should approach the essay, organization, choosing words effectively, and the importance of conventions. Learn what voice is, and why it is so important in a college application essay. Get some useful advice for things to read to learn more about what effective essays look like. 8 tips are presented altogether.

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Llyod, G. (2004) Tips for writing your college admissions essay. [Web blog post].
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College admissions essays can be one of the toughest essays you’ll ever write, if you let it. However, if you read carefully, these tips and tricks will help you breeze through it. There is nothing worse than opening up a blank document and staring at it for hours, but if you follow these 5 simple steps you’ll have a greater chance of getting that letter in the mail you’ve always dreamed of.

1. Map out a timeline. Nothing is more frustrating than looking to find that the application deadline is tomorrow. Start researching early to give yourself enough time to craft the perfect essay for your college application. Review the college’s application process and be sure to have all materials prepared so writing the essay is as stress-free as can be.


Tips for Writing Your College Admissions Essay (Continued from 2)

Writing college admissions essays can be challenging. To help, we've come up with 4 tips to help you write the best essay for your intended school.
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For some students, acceptance or denial into college can be determined by how well (or poorly) they craft their college application essays.

Even if you have an excellent GPA, brilliant test scores, and the most endearing, glowing letters of recommendation in all of existence, you could still get a denial letter from some competitive colleges for what's written in that essay. Or, at least, lose out to another student who has similar credentials but a better essay than you.

To possibly increase your chances of getting in, here are five tips for writing college admissions essays.