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09/04/2019

how long does a essay have to be for college ?

QUESTION
how long does a essay have to be for college ?
A school I’m applying for wants a 1 page essay but a real essay has 5 paragraphs. Is there a different kind of essay colleges want

ANSWER
In high school you are taught that an essay is 5 paragraphs. This is ONLY because it helps focus your thoughts. But after high school, you will probably never again write a strictly 5 paragraph essay. For the college essay, they get thousands and thousands of applications, so keep your essay short, too the point, and make sure it gets your point across. I tried to write mine like this:

Introduction: Short, a couple sentences
Body: Most of the page, gets your point in
Conclusion: <