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At First Choice College Placement we understand that there is a big difference between a good essay for your English class and a good college admissions essay. We have been working with students since 1999 helping them get accepted by their first choice college. We have toured hundreds of colleges and worked with thousands of students, and we know what will help put you in the best possible light for a college admission officer. In addition to critiquing the grammar, syntax and structure of the essay, we also provide a reaction from an admissions officer’s point of view. Is this essay portraying you in the best light possible? Are you truly shining your admissions hook?
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Don't dread the college essay! While it might feel like a daunting task, penning your college essay allows you to show college admission officers your personality and passion outside of your good grades and extracurricular activities.
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There are several things that college admissions officers look for when determining if a student will be a good fit for their institution. This includes the student's GPA, SAT or ACT scores, extra curricular activities, and their college application essay. To help students write a better college application essay, we have compiled a list of writing tips as well as examples of application essays that got it right.I find these examples and the ensuing comments to be an example of just how subjective college admissions officers are when making their decisions. Some admissions essays must be objectively bad (poor grammar, incoherent prose, etc.) and I imagine that some must be objectively good, however, it seems to me that the great bulk lie in the middle. In that middle ground then isn’t the merit of one’s essay inextricably tied to the taste’s of the admissions officers reviewing that essay? Would a brilliant essay by Hunter S. Thompson be tossed out because the reader hated drug use and non-conformity? Would an essay by Tom Wolfe be rejected because the reader hated exclamations? Oh my! Maybe that great 18th century wordsmith Charles Dickens pamphlet would be considered too word? Or Hemingway’s to sparse?