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.”
Pretending to be someone they are not in an effort to impress admissions isn’t going to earn any points when evaluating the application. The officers want to know more about your student, who they are, what is important to them, and why they want to attend their college. They can’t get that information if your student can’t be himself in the essay.
The college essay should be like a “first date”. Admissions officers want to know what makes you special.
Summer is when upcoming seniors begin to get serious about the college essay. And getting serious means it’s going to require some thought, planning, and multiple drafts. Ideally, seniors should have their essays polished and finished by the time they go back to school. Here are some tools to help.
When writing a college essay, you need to be original and stand out — but in a good way. Try these tips.