Thursday, October 10, 2013

What Makes a Good College Essay?

  • Having an anecdote or a story
  • Having an engaging writing voice
  • Organization
  • Don't be pretentious
  • Don't use cliches
  • Being humble
  • Including some of your interests
  • Try to make it clever and different from everyone else's
  • Word choice should sound natural- don't overuse big words but don't be too simple
  • Have a focus in the beginning
  • Try to make it funny or fun to read
  • Be interested in what the school has to offer
  • Be yourself

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