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Title: Tips for writing a College Essay

Tips for Writing a College Essay created by
1. Early Start
  • The more time you waste to avoid writing college
    essays, the more stress you will encounter.
  • Stress is not a good friend because it can
    result in poor decisions.
  • Your writing talent can be fully revealed only
    with necessary amount of time.

2. Be Yourself
  • This is particularly important in case of
    personal essays. Many students often write about
    topics they think would be interesting to others.
  • This is understandable but they should not forget
    to make their essays truly personal.

Be Yourself
  • Think of something that really interests you and
    then tailor your idea to your audience.
  • Writing about something unrelated to the writer
    is one of the biggest mistakes by students which
    has been recognized by admission officers across
    the country.

3. Be Honest
  • Do not turn to others for topics for your story.
    If something told by your friend captured your
    attention, it does not have to be your topic.
  • Do not think to place yourself in the narrative,

Be Honest
  • The story is personal and belongs to you.
  • Adapting topics or stories from other people
    will not result well.

4. Take a Risk
  • On the other hand, taking some risk might
    contribute to your success.
  • However, do not let your imagination run wild.
    This risk should be justified. For example, you
    can think of alternative topic for your college

Take a Risk
  • Heres how its done you ask your peers about
    topics they going to write about and avoid using
    the same in your writing.
  • Admission officers read tens of essays on the
    same topic every day.

Take a Risk
  • Can imagine how can it be for a person to read
    the same stuff all over again? Well, you got the

5. Keep in Focus
  • Some students tend to describe all of their
    achievements in college essay.
  • This means that personal qualities, athletic
    abilities, high school record, community service
    and many other things are described on one or two

5. Keep in Focus
  • Seems too much, right? Such essays are not more
    than a to-buy list. They wont make any
    impression in admission committee.
  • So what you have to do is focus on the topic you
    selected and stick with it.

5. Keep in Focus
  • Think of several ideas that could be a topic for
    your college essay and select the best one.

5. Rewriting
  • Do not expect that your first draft would a
    masterpiece. It wont be.
  • The reason is that you are supposed to give all
    your ideas related to the topic in your first
    draft and select the best information.

  • Do not be afraid to take challenge write
    slightly longer text and then exclude secondary
    content. Or just write an idea and then add your
    thoughts to build a strong argument.
  • So do not be discouraged if you have to rewrite
    you draft more than once.

6. Ask for Second Opinion
  • You wont be surprised if you hear than even
    bestselling writers let others to read their
    books before publishing. You should do the same.
  • Regardless if you have any doubts about your
    content, be smart and ask somebody to read and
    give a feedback.

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