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09/04/2019

how do i write a good college essay if nothing of significance has happened to me?

QUESTION
how do i write a good college essay if nothing of significance has happened to me?
I am in the process of writing a college essay and I have heard what other write about…things like major occurances that changed their lives or loved ones that passed or jsut really really interesting ideas or thoughts they once had. I dont feel I have had any of that so what do I write about? any ideas?

ANSWER
Something of significance could be why you want to to go to their school for the degree program you want to enter. Also check the college information, or talk with an advisor at the college about the essay. I applied to two different universities for my master’s degree. They each were specific and different in what they wanted in the essay.

Basically I found it a good idea to cover the following items, if they apply to you. If not skip that section and move onto the next.

Personal and Professional Goals
Academic Experience
Work and Other Experience
Personal Qualities

Good luck