Writing a Good College Application Essay

There are several things that college admissions officers look for when determining if a student will be a good fit for their institution. This includes the student's GPA, SAT or ACT scores, extra curricular activities, and their college application essay. To help students write a better college application essay, we have compiled a list of writing tips as well as examples of application essays that got it right.

GOOD TIPS - How to write the best college application essay:.
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Tip #5: Details Matter
Lastly, take the time to spell check, carefully review and edit your responses. Even if you have written a bazillion drafts and feel like you have committed your essay to memory, read it over, preferably out loud, one final time before submitting. Enlist the help of a mentor or friend to review with a pair of fresh eyes as they may pick up on something you have missed. It is very important that your essays not include any typos or grammatical errors.

Just in case you're wondering what I ultimately wrote about so many years ago, my greatest achievement was completing the graduate school application process without consuming the whole box of Girl Scout cookies. Really. Somehow my top choice school accepted me. It just goes to show, there's a "great fit" school for every student. Keep breathing, and good luck with the college application process.


How to write a good college application essay

Apr 22, 2016 - College application essays can seem really freaky and daunting. If you're nervous to write your essay, that's good! That means you care!
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Until now. The good news is that you can learn to craft a killer college application essay, and it doesn't have to take weeks and months. You just need help finding a hot topic, and then follow the simple steps to write your own "slice-of-life" story using a narrative (storytelling) style. College admissions officers love these!