How to: Write the Perfect College Essay

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Show Yourself:

While mentioning names and numbers (classes and scores), make sure you also mention the kind of person you are. Be sure to cover things such as:

  • Life Experiences
  • Stories

These will help show what kind of person YOU are.

Start Early:

Don’t make the mistake of not having enough time.

  • Know the Deadline
  • Have ideas prepared
  • Don’t rush the writing process.

Be Detailed:

Like you’re writing a novel.

  • Talk about what things looked like (shoes, color, etc.)
  • Feelings are important (how did you feel after you won the championship, etc.)
  • Although detailed, try to stay away from big words you wouldn’t normally use.

It’s Not All About You:

  • Make sure to give credit to your teachers, parents, and others that have helped you.
  • Be aware of how many times you use “I”

Grammar and Punctuation:

  • Proofread, more than once.
  • Have someone else look over it.
  • If you mention the school, make sure it’s the right one.

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