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Writing a Good College Application Essay
Every student feels excited (and nervous) when it comes to writing a college application essay. Marks and bare facts about your previous educational experience say nothing about your individuality. While a good college application essay gives you an opportunity to demonstrate who you are and why you are the best candidate for a chosen place.
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David needs to approach this effort at transfer realistically -- even with excellent grades and a stellar essay, his chances of success are by no means guaranteed. That said, he has many things going for him -- he is coming from an equally demanding college where he has earned good grades, and he seems like the type of student who will certainly succeed at Penn. He will need strong to round out his application.
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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.Understand the purpose of the college application essay: Colleges use the essay, sometimes called a personal statement, to assess the student’s critical thinking and writing abilities. This helps to ensure that the student can do the required level of work. The essay also assists the admissions officer to determine whether the student is a good fit, in addition to someone who will contribute something unique to the incoming freshman class. The essay is often the student’s one opportunity to tell college admissions representatives something about themselves that cannot be found on transcripts, lists of extracurricular activities; test scores or recommendations. Therefore do not repeat information that you have already included elsewhere in your application. A great essay presents a vivid, personal and compelling view of you and can round out the rest of your application.