College Admission Essay Resources
The following material is derived from some of the material contained in my eBook titled: Instant College Admission Essay Kit - How To Write A Personal Statement Essay That Will Get You In.
A significant number of the visitors to my Writing Help Central Web site are looking for help in writing their college admission essays. That's not surprising when one considers how difficult these are to write well. At the same time, it's VERY important that they are well-written, if one hopes to get into the college or university program of their choice.
Indeed, the admission essay and/or personal statement are among the most critical documents making up an application package for admission to most college or university programs.
As entry into college and university programs becomes increasingly competitive, the importance of a well-written admission essay or essay-set cannot be over-emphasized. These essays are normally required for consideration of admission into both the graduate and undergraduate programs, although the specific requirements may vary at each level.
Aside from the standard academic performance metrics, such as GPA, these admission essays are the one chance that a student has to show who they are, what they've done, and how they can express themselves. The essay goes beyond the actual academic achievement to show something about the actual "person" behind the application.
It's a chance for the applicant to show their human side to the officials that review admission applications.
Every year, colleges and universities are flooded with thousands of applications for hundreds of different programs. The admission essay and/or personal statement is the one part of the application submission that allows a candidate to differentiate him/her self - to stand out somehow from the crowd among all of those other applicants.
So, what I have done here is to put together this central "admission essay resources page" containing links to the various admission essay information resources that are hidden away in various places on my Writing Help Central Web site.
COLLEGE ADMISSION ESSAY RESOURCES
For each resource, I briefly explain what you'll find there, followed by the link so you can click through to the actual resource page.
Admission Essay Terminology
This article attempts to reduce some of the confusion surrounding the entire subject of "college admission essays". It defines and explains the half-dozen or so terms that are commonly used interchangeably to describe the "college admission essay".
Admission Essay Requirements
The specific requirements for college admission essays will vary from college to college and program to program. Nevertheless, there are some overall requirements and approaches that will be commom to most. This page addresses those.
Admission Essay Review Process
All colleges and universities have a formal admission essay review process in place to make sure that the review of all application essays is consistent and fair. Although the details will vary from institution to institution, the general review process is quite similar. This page provides an overview of what to expect.
Admission Essay Writing
The importance of the content and quality of your admission essay cannot be over-emphasized. Aside from your marks transcript, your written essay will be the most important part of your application essay. In fact, in some cases an excellent essay can overcome a weak or mediocre transcript. Therefore, how you approach writing your essay is critical, as the following link explains...
The information at the above links should give you a pretty clear idea of the primary considerations to take into account when planning and developing your college admission essay. Remember, in terms of impact on your life, this is one of the most important written documents that you will ever need to produce. So, give your college admission essay the time and attention it deserves.
Instant College Admission Essay Kit
In the past few years I have been asked to help many people develop and write their college and university admission essays and personal statements. So, a couple of years ago I decided to design and develop a complete and comprehensive "admission essay writing kit" as a one-stop toolkit designed to help just about anyone plan, develop and write their own admission essay.
This product is a comprehensive admission essay writing style guide, combined with, real-life essay templates after which you can model your essay. It's called Instant College Admission Essay Kit - How To Write A Personal Statement Essay That Will Get You In. The current version includes 47 real-life essay templates that you can download straight into your word processor and work with immediately.
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