What does it take to write a great essay for college admissions or scholarship applications? On this episode of Taming the High Cost of College, I’m with Suzanne Davis, founder of Academic Writing Success, to explore what colleges and scholarships are looking for, what you should include, how parents can help their students become better writers, and how to write an essay that can get you into your preferred school or win a scholarship to help you pay for it. Listen Now…
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Most colleges use The Common App which allows students to apply to multiple colleges at once. This usually includes:
- Personal information.
- Main personal statement of about 650 words.
- Sawyer suggests to think of this statement prompt as, “Describe the world you come from and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.”
- Activities list.
- Most colleges will request different supplemental essays.
- This means several different essay requirements per school.
Some of these essays might be exactly the same prompt and can double, but if the topics are different then the essays will be different. Read More…