The myth that colleges seek only well-rounded students leads to millions of rejections every year. Prompt explains how to overcome this myth and be spikey!
Your personal statement is not story time. Your admissions essay should be no more than 40% story. At least 60% should be spent on introspection.
There is a fine line between a confident, capable applicant and an arrogant, self-absorbed applicant. Make sure you show, don't tell.
The best way to support your point is through the use of supporting evidence. This enables you to “show” your best attributes rather than “tell.”
The introduction is the most important part of your college admissions essay. Your reader’s first impression can either make or break your application.
The thesis is the most integral component of your essay and your entire application. Refer to these helpful tips on how to develop your thesis.
Once you have composed an introduction with a working thesis, you are ready to begin drafting the bulk of your paper: the body.
Your introspective statements are the most important aspect of your essay. Make sure you avoid these three things when writing introspectively.
Do not underestimate the importance of a strong conclusion. The conclusion of your admissions essay will be the last thing that admissions reads.