College Admissions Essay Help
Tackling the College Essay
For those students who are at the top of the high school foodchain (juniors and seniors), summer is a great time to spend some time working on the college essay. According to Ethan Sawyer, The College Essay Guy, “It’s never too soon to start working on your college essay.”
Scholarship Mom Tip #163: Three Proofreading Tips for Scholarship Essays
Avoid common mistakes in your scholarship essay and application with these 3 proofreading tips.
Scholarship Mom Tip #94: The Scholarship Essay Tip Most Students Miss
What one tip can set your scholarship essay apart from the vast majority of others’? This one.
Scholarship Mom Tip #58: Reuse, Recycle, Rework
Reusing essays is a smart way to save time and apply for more college scholarships.
College Admissions Essay Writing Prompt: What Makes You Tick?
— Jump-start your college admission essay! Whether you’re a rising high school junior or a senior, taking time now to record ideas or even draft a paragraph or two will help you when the actual application deadline approaches.
Tips for Making a College Admission Video with your Webcam
Neither technophobia, a busy schedule, or a tight budget should stand in your way if you want to make a video essay. Give your subject some thought, but once you’ve nailed down your idea, you can go to the privacy of your room and produce, direct and star in your own magnum opus.
College Application Countdown: The Essay
College admission application deadlines are looming and you don’t want to skimp when it comes to finishing up your college application essay. Explore Smart College Visit’s tips for better essay writing.
Top 5 College Application Essay Writing Mistakes
Janson Woodlee, co-founder, IvyEyesEditing Not to freak you out, but here’s the nasty truth: Your college admissions essay needs to be the most authentically genius piece of writing you do up to this point in your life. At Ivy Eyes Editing, we read thousands of admissions essays each month, and have an astute sense of what makes an amazing admissions essay—and what makes a dud. And we get it. It’s not easy to reveal the sum total of who you are in 500 words or less, all while telling...
Fewer Words, Better Writing
Ed Weathers These days, most colleges ask that your application essay be no more than 500 words. To say something meaningful in just 500 words isn’t easy, but it can be done. First, you need to fit your subject to the size of the essay. For more on how to choose a subject, see What to put in your College Application Essay. After you’ve chosen your subject and written a draft or two, it’s time to get rid of the fat. As a writing teacher and professional writer, I’ve...