Essay Tip #3-Use your own words!

Make sure your words (and topic!) are your own!

Plagiarism has become unfortunately common today amongst students both in high school and in college. Professors on college campuses, and teachers within high schools, have started to rely on online services such as Turnitin to check the papers that their students hand in for a grade.

Now, Campus Technology warns that even college admissions offices are able to look for plagiarism within the essays that students turn in with their college applications.

College admission counselors want to hear your individual voice come across in the college essay. Make sure you are not “borrowing” someone else’s words. Using essay writing books, websites, parents, friends and counselors  may all be great ways to brainstorm essay topics but make sure when you are doing the actual writing that the words and topic are your own.

Published by Mark Montgomery

Mark is a leading educational consultant. His experience as a professor, college administrator, and youth mentor help him guide students from around the country and around the world.

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