In addition to your high school academics and standardized test scores, many universities in the USA ask the undergraduate applicant to submit college essays. These essays are either personal statements or supplement essays that give the opportunity to the student to showcase his talent, passion, and his demonstrated interest.
How important are the college essays?
- College essays are the fourth important application component behind your grades, test scores, and high school curriculum rigor.
- College essays help you share your key qualities and stories not available anywhere else in your application.
- Essays are not a substitute for a rigorous curriculum, good grades and evidence that you’re going to do well but an essay can make a difference.
What do admission officers seek?
They want to know YOU as a person, you will have other sections in the application to showcase your achievements. Essays are where you showcase your core values.
Here are a few tips to write stoned college essays
The hardest yet most important part: Begin with brainstorming about your personality traits and defining your strengths AND your weaknesses!
Find a story that NO ONE else can tell!
Create an outline to organize your essay and Just get your ideas flowing and your thoughts down on paper
Figure out how the question relates to your personal qualities and everything you write should support your viewpoint
Details, details and details !!!
Approach a topic creatively without straying too far from your topic and goal. If you cannot recall any detail, find another story.
Don’t write anything which you are not to IMPRESS the admission officer. Answer the question honestly.
Ask your family & friends if your essay makes sense and sounds like you. Consider their feedback, but keep your voice
Proofread and Make Corrections
Read your essay over carefully to check for typos and spelling and grammar errors