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Don't fear the college admissions essay

Friday, June 24, 2011
The essay portion of the college application—some people dread it, while others cannot wait to write it.

Some students see this portion of the college admissions process as an opportunity to stand out from other students. However, those who struggle in English class might feel that this section could jeopardize their chances of being accepted at their dream school.

Fortunately, there are ways to ensure that one's college essay is both readable and attention-grabbing., a higher education research organization, states that a strong essay will help admissions staff get a personal and compelling sense of who the applicant is. To achieve this, the student should maintain a focus that is both narrow and personal. Use the “show not tell” technique. Rather than telling the reader about themselves, applicants need to show admissions staff using vivid examples.

The finished essay should be flawless—no grammatical errors or typos.

Proofread your work multiple times. This essay is too important to simply rely on the computer's spell check feature. As a final check, ask a teacher or parent to read the finished essay. A fresh pair of eyes and a new perspective might add the finishing touch to your hard work.ADNFCR-16000756-ID-800538693-ADNFCR - helping you find colleges and universities that offer the accredited programs that most interest you.

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