Any writer has to consider the audience for whom they are writing. Your college essay is no different. Think long and hard about how the admissions officer will approach the process of reading your personal statement. And then prepare to give that person a whiz-bang piece of prose.
You can’t say that MIT doesn’t have a sense of humor. As well as a pretty big film budget. Take a look at the video
When writing a college essay, it’s crucial to grab the reader’s attention from the get-go. Make your essay stand out by opening your essay with a zinger in the first line.
What makes a painting come to life? Details! So it is with your college essay. You need to paint a picture that includes interesting details that make your story a pleasure to read.
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.