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 how not to put your reader to sleep. This video also suggests where to find effectively written essays for you to study. 8 tips are presented altogether.


Your college application essay could be one of the most important documents you will ever write. Its purpose is to put a human face on your application, so convey a sense of who you are through your words. The reader wants to get to know you, so convey personality and an awareness that you are communicating with another human being. Don’t be afraid to write with passion or intensity. Writing on auto-pilot is the quickest way to sound generic and boring. This is the right moment to stand out and be noticed, not blend into the crowd.

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