Read College Essays That Worked
We’ll make sure your essay is exciting to read — sometimes even one word can make all the difference.
You spent almost four years working extremely hard in high school and another four weeks working on this essay.
So if you’ve been biting your nails or tearing your hair out even a little, you’re not alone. I’ve been in the admission business long enough to have gleaned a few tips that I think are worth passing along.
” They want to know why you’re interested in the subject you intend to major in. You can still use this formula, telling a story about one or more passions, and allowing enough space in the second half to discuss classes, curriculum and professors in more than one department.
Again, start out with an anecdote or story that demonstrates your passion for the subject, and then go into all this college offers you in that major (e.g., courses, professors, clubs). Consider keeping your interests to two, or your essay may get too cluttered.
You can relay a recent experience or a typical slice of your life.
This first half can be used for all your “Why This College? Now, transition into the second half of the essay: why you and your passions will blossom at Wonderful College.
Read the school newspaper, follow the sports teams, scan student blogs and view student art projects. After researching each college, you will write an essay that accomplishes two vital missions: illuminating who you are and demonstrating your interest—or enthusiasm.