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College Essay!


Question Posted Wednesday October 15 2008, 6:16 pm

So I'm a senior in high school this year and I want to apply early for colleges. I'm trying to figure out what to write for my essay and I'm stumped. For a particular college I'm asked to "Write an essay or personal statement of atleast 250 words". Help! What should I write about? I don't want to be the same old student who writes a boring paper, shouldn't it be original? Thank you!

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S_C answered Friday October 17 2008, 9:08 pm:
Give them insight into your personality. Don't go on and on about your accomplishments unless they truly mean something important to you. Colleges hear that all of the time. Don't just say "my name is sam and I'm 17. I'm from Indiana and I like to collect rocks." Stuff like that is boring.

Did you learn something BIG while in high school? Did you have a life-changing experience?
I did, and that's what I wrote about. I had a life-changing experience that caused me to completely change what I wanted to major in, and it completely changed my perspective on life. Because of what had happened to me, I had something out of the ordinary to write for my "about me".

Anyway, you definitely wants something original. The "judges" won't give you a second thought if it's an essay they've read hundreds of times. Even if you're not the best reader, make it interesting.
Tell them what makes you YOU & why. Always have at least one person proof read it to check for spelling, grammar, and clarity mistakes.

Good luck!!
As a college freshman, I definitely know how annoying doing the college essays are.

S_C

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SWEETXLOVE answered Thursday October 16 2008, 4:31 pm:
ohhhh college essay's they are a pain!
write what makes you unique such as places you have traveled to, things you are interested in, clubs that you were involved with in highschool. thing's that you have been through in your life that shows your a strong, independent and smart person. show them that you're ready for anything that comes your way and that your very very hard working and you get thing's done. show them that college is something your confident about and something that you know will benefit you. show them that your excited. is there a certain reason you want to go there? tell them. need any more idea's let me know and good luck! &hearts; LU

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