Fewer Words, Better Writing
Sep13

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...

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