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Three Steps to a Great College Essay

Three Steps to a Great College Essay

You, in 500 Words or Less The college application essay is a chance to explain yourself, to open your personality, charm, talents, vision, and spirit to the admissions committee. It’s a chance to show you can think about things and that you can write clearly about your thoughts. Don’t let the chance disappear. Stand up straight and believe in yourself! The Essay Writing Process Okay, boot up your computer and let’s get to it. To write a college essay, use…

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What’s in a College Essay?

What’s in a College Essay?

Understanding What Colleges Are Looking for in Your Child The college essay writing gives your child a chance to communicate with the school on a more personal level. Other parts of your child’s application—grades, scores, and recommendations—show what your child has done. Your child’s college essay reveals who she is. It can be a strong voice in your child’s favor and a way to stand out from the rest. An Essay of Self-Analysis Self-analysis isn’t easy and it can be…

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Choosing a College Essay Topic

Choosing a College Essay Topic

What You Write About Says Something About You Underlying all essay questions is choice. The essay question may be direct and ask you to choose something about yourself to discuss, or it may be indirect and require you to write about something such as an event, book, or quotation. Why Your Choice of Essay Matters The college regards your choices as a way to evaluate your preferences, values, mental processes, creativity, sense of humor, and depth of knowledge. Your writing…

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