Does your GPA reflect the knowledge you gained in a class? The answer, according to an article recently published by the Association of Middle Level Education, is probably not. Teachers rely on grade point averages for the sake of simplicity, not because these averages reflect mastery of material.
At the heart of every college essay is a good story. Everyone loves a good story, but what are the elements that make it good. Reflecting on these elements can help you improve your essay and thus your chances of acceptance at your top choice university.
What’s the most important rule for writing the perfect college essay for your college application? Check out Mark’s “cardinal rule”. And find out what a “cardinal rule” is, too boot!
Mark’s final post in a series on essays explore the prompt in which students are asked to recount an incident that marks their transition from childhood to adulthood.
One of the new Common Application prompts asks you to recount a time in which you failed. This essay requires that you show both humility and maturity.