Your essay is the only opportunity to speak directly to the admissions office to show how you think, what you value, and what makes you unique from the thousands of others competing for a spot at your dream school.
Step 1: Brainstorm
Start by considering specific experiences that you’ve had. If asked about how your background has shaped you as a person, ask yourself:
When reflecting, always remember that there are two sides to an argument. Your ability to recognize both the benefits and disadvantages of a situation shows college-level thinking skills.
Step 3: Get Started
The hardest part of writing any paper is getting started. This essay will take multiple drafts; the final result may look completely different than when you first started and that’s okay!
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- Two, one-hour sessions with an English instructor: Review your rough drafts to determine areas for improvement.
- One full round of proofreading and edits: Get your essay proofread for content, structure, writing conventions and grammar.
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