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college admission essay

I'm getting ready to write my essay for admissions to college and I'm nervous, anyone have any advice for me?

What format should I use? What are the most important things to remember while writing it?

Also, in your opinion...what is the most important thing that colleges look at, grades, test scores, extracurricular involvement or the essay?


Asked by Anonymous at 5:17 PM on Dec. 28, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (3)
  • The essay is a writing sample that proves that the good grades you got were well deserved. Colleges don't weigh any one thing; they look at the whole picture. In your essay, show that you actually can contribute to the academic environment of the school. No one cares how they can benefit you. They want to know what you will do for the scholastic community as a whole.

    Don't use words you pulled from a thesaurus. It's obvious.

    Don't brag.

    Focus specifically on what you want to accomplish at that school and how your goals and the university's goals are one in the same.

    You can PM me. I'm a writing teacher. Well, now I'm a SAHM.

    Answer by ecodani at 5:29 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • I would imagine it would depend on the college. I would go to the college site and surf around. I didn't have to write one for college with my Bachelor's. I transferred in from a community college. There was some sort of agreement that they would accept the cc's graduates. I had to write one for my Master's but the school site had an example of what they were looking for. I followed their guideline. That worked for me.

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:31 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • My daughter's high school offers a 10 week class on college essays (Saturday mornings); check with area high schools to see if there are any that you can take.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:49 PM on Dec. 28, 2009