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09/04/2019

College Admission Essay!?!?!? HELP!!!!?

QUESTION
College Admission Essay!?!?!? HELP!!!!?
For my senior english class we have to write a college admissions essay. Im not sure how to start at all. I want to describe how i moved hundreds of miles away to start my freshman year at a whole new school. and how it shaped me into a strong, independent, and adaptable person. Any help or advice would be great.

ANSWER
College admissions counselors love to read original writing. What you’re talking about is a great topic to start with, but remember that it haas probably been done hundreds of times before. That’s not to say you shouldn’t do it- nearly every topic is overdone due to numbers of applicants.

The advice I can give you is to be creative and make your essay stand out. Try writing it like a story, as you would read in a novel, instead of as simply a reflection. Add sensory details (sights, smells) to draw the reader in. Also, make sure you write about your feelings and describe them well. If you were scared- tell them! They’re not looking for someone who is bulletproof, they’re looking for someone who can be be creative and let there guard down a little- someone they want eating in their dining halls and feeling at home in their campus.