Here, I’m simply going to highlight some few ways to write a college entrance essay successfully.
As of now, you have already filled all the application forms, taken all the tests, and it is time to impress your university admissions office with a great application essay.
College application essays are usually around 500 words or below, and those words can mean the difference between acceptance and rejection. You’ll spend many days researching and writing your essay, but the admission officer will only has a few minutes to read it, so you need to get their attention as quickly as you can.
Tips for writing college entrance essays
1. Read the instructions carefully
They say that the beginning of the essay is the hardest part. You may find it unnecessary to say that you should read the instructions carefully, but with all the excitement and stress that characterizes this period of your life, it deserves an emphasis.
If you do not follow the application essay instructions, admissions officers may assume that you cannot follow the college program guidelines. Page and word restrictions are mentioned for a reason, and you should be able to manage your post by following the rules.
After reading the instructions a few times and gathering your notes, you can start creating a schematic for organizing your essay and deciding what message to send. Now you can begin to write your draft.
2. Start with a persuasive introduction
Writing a great essay is hard to achieve, but it is possible if you are good at it. Anyone who has worked in journalism will tell you that as long as you present a good introduction, you can grab the attention of any reader.
The admission officer will only spend a small amount of time reviewing your essay, so you should start with a paragraph that appeals to them. The introduction should tell the reader about your essay and grab their attention as much as it can.
You can start with an interesting anecdote or story that showcases some of the best aspects of your personality and character and offers insights that help the admission officer see who you are.
3. Use your inner voice
Universities seek authenticity and quality of thought, so don’t try to shape your essay around phrases or ideas that people have used many times before, but build on your true beliefs.
The application essay is your chance to impress the receptionist with your determination and existing knowledge in the subject of your choice. Make sure it reflects all of your skills and ambitions and show how your chosen program will help you achieve your future goals.
4. Try to avoid the use of Cliché
During the research of your application essay, you are encouraged to look at some great essay examples and get inspired. While this is a good exercise, many students are swayed by too many examples and use a lot of clichés in their desire to impress the admission officer.
Remember that thousands of other students apply to the university you want and you have to stand out from the rest. Re-read your essay, cross out any cliché-sounding sentences, and try to find a more original point of view.
Admissions officers go through thousands of applications every year, so it makes sense to recognize those who bring unique personalities to life. Let him know!
5. Set a good example to backup your ideas
The college application essay is like a glimpse of how your mind works and how you see the world. If you want your essay to be credible, you need to make sure everything you write supports that view. Take the time to understand how the essay questions relate to your personal qualities, and then write from that particular angle.
This means that whenever you want to express an idea, not only state the facts, but also add specific details and examples to help develop your idea. You can do this by giving examples from your personal experience and writing about what really motivates you and how you form certain beliefs.
6. Stick to a accurate essay plan
Creativity is a highly valued aspect of writing, but don’t assume that creative essays are disorganized either. You don’t want to write a lot of irrelevant words, so make sure to only write about one topic at a time.
You will have the maximum word count, so the secret is not to try to cover everything in your essay. Make a plan before you start writing, divide your essay into three parts (introduction, body, and conclusion) and determine the main idea you want to express.
7. Proofread your essay
You want to make a great college application, so you’ll probably read it over and over again to make sure there are no spelling, and grammar mistakes. But after a while you may need a new perspective. It’s best to ask someone who hasn’t seen it yet, as they may see flaws that you won’t find.
Asking a teacher or parent to mark your essay not only allows them to spot mistakes, but they can also check if it sounds like you.
After reading through so many examples and following all these directions, it’s hard to say whether what you just wrote is a statement about who you are or not. Seek the help of others to make sure your essay is error-free.
His name is Ibrahim Olamide AKA “Ibmasnet”, the CEO of WITSPOT.ORG.NG He is a writer, poet, educational consultant, and also reporter who cherishes reporting the latest updates in educational news in Nigeria and Overseas. Also, he is committed to assisting the learners in terms of learning and other aspects. |UNILORITE|WEB DEVELOPER|