College Essay

What are the Do’s and Don’ts of College Essay Writing?

Working on college essays is important to do in September.  It takes time to polish your college essays.  Here are some Do’s and Don’t to guide you.

College Essay General Do's and Don'ts


Do think “concise” and write about something you know about.

Do reveal yourself in your writing.

Keeping Your Voice
Writing about yourself is not always a natural way to write.  Just as important as writing about yourself, is writing in your own style. Your voice is an important component of the college essay
Use College Essays to Tell Your Story
Although most students see writing the college essay as another hurdle to jump before being accepted into the college of their choice, in reality
Avoiding the McEssay Syndrome
College Admissions Officers read hundreds, if not thousands, of essays in a day during the application season for their college. It is natural that college essays often have similar or repetitive themes. The “football essay”, or the “I just wa
Students Dig Deep with the College Essay
Mary had a rough junior year.  Her mother was ill, spending a lot of time in the hospital.  Mary was worried about her mom. This showed in her final semester grades.  Jorge loved being involved with FBLA. He had been a part of it si