Archive for the ‘College application essays’
Today we have a guest post by Jennifer Cohen, President and Chief Word-Nerd at Word-Nerd.com, a great resource for SAT and PSAT vocabulary prep.
500 word college essays are the bane of high school seniors everywhere. You’re expected to make yourself sound brilliant, athletic, interesting and downright cool without coming across as pompous or silly. Add in the 500-word length limit many colleges impose, and the task escalates from challenging to daunting. You may be tempted to give up and send in a picture of you and your dog instead (everyone loves pictures of dogs, right?), but don’t throw in the towel yet! Here are a few tips to get you started:
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The key to writing an application essay is finding your voice. You can imagine the massive volume of college application essays the admissions staff has to wade through every year, so make yours stand out! Even if the application essay prompt seems to be very specific, it is still possible, and necessary, for you to find a way to get an idea across that is unique and that reveals something interesting, profound, and different about yourself.
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The following guest post was contributed by Christine Howell who frequently writes about Online Degrees and college related topics for Online College Guru, an online college directory and comparison website.
Writing college application essays can be intimidating for most aspiring applicants. College admissions can be competitive; it’s essential for students to find a way to stand out from the crowd. Extracurricular activities can be helpful, as can personal letters of reference, but most experts agree that college application essays are the best way for students to express their individuality and attract the attention of admissions officers at the college or university of their choice.
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