Category «College Essay»

Tips and Tricks from Gettysburg College

1. Don’t overthink it. The more you wonder “will this impress an admissions officer, ” the more likely we can tell that you’ve spent too much time deciding on the “right” topic, causing your essay to lose personality and authenticity. 2. There is no perfect essay topic. Honestly, we’re just looking to learn more about …

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. 2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a …

The College Essay – Student Handout

There are four components of the college essay to think about before beginning:   • Purpose: What is the college essay? Who am I writing it for? Why do it? • Structure: What should it look like? How long is it? How should it be structured? • Content: What should I write about? What do …