Every good college out there will want you to write a college application in order to become admitted to the school. Top colleges receive thousands of essays every year and while a lot of them get thrown in the trash, you have to make yours stand out above the rest to get a great chance of getting in.
Don’t procrastinate- Never wait until the last minute to write your application. Instead, you’re going to want to take your time. My advice to you is to make sure that you work on it for a few hours a week until you think it’s perfect. If you find yourself waiting until the last minute, you’re going to feel rushed and it just won’t turn out that good.
Just be yourself- When you’re writing your application essay, don’t be someone you’re not. Instead, be yourself and write about things that you’re familiar with. Admission boards know when they are reading a phony application. As long as you’re being yourself, you won’t have a problem at all grabbing their attention.
Be creative – Attention grabbing is what you want to do. Instead of being that boring application writer that just gives boring monotone answers, try your best to be creative and make sure that you write something that’s fun to read and doesn’t put the admission people to sleep.
How are you different? What makes you stand out above the rest of the applicants? Without being too cocky or elite, try and tell them why you should be accepted and how you’re unique compared to the rest of the applicants. You don’t want to go overboard here but I think you get the point.
Make sure the question is answered – On your essay, make sure that you answer the question that was asked in the first place. Many students find that they wander off and go into a whole another world. Don’t fall into this trap. Instead, try to be short and sweet and write about what they ask.
Always proofread- Believe it or not, many students think they have this great essay and they find that they had spelling or grammatical errors after they sent it! Don’t become of these students. Instead, find an English professor or someone that can help you point out spelling and grammatical errors. Always get a second person to read it.
When you finally finish writing that college application, don’t be afraid to mail it in early. In fact, I would do it just so you avoid any mishaps with the postal service. Take your time, be unique and make the college know that you want to go there! If you can accomplish this, you’ll be accepted in no time.