College Admission Essay Writing
The following 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.
COLLEGE ADMISSION ESSAY WRITING
Writing Your essay "Right"
As stated above, your admission essay or personal statement for entry into a college or university program is likely to be one of the most important documents you'll ever write when it comes to determining the direction of your adult life. This holds true, whether you're applying for an undergraduate program or as a a post-graduate student.
So, it is important to get it right. This is one case where you definitely want to do whatever it takes to "get it right the first time".
You don't ever want to find yourself in the position of second guessing yourself months or years later thinking, "I wonder what would have happened if I had been accepted into Law school", knowing full well that you may have been accepted if you hadn't thrown together a very shaky application essay at the very last minute.
You owe it to yourself and your future to spend the time and effort required to make sure your application includes a quality essay or personal statement.
So, if writing is not your strong suit, the college application essay is one thing that you should seriously think about getting some help with.
Numerous books have been written on the subject, and there is also some good advice available online. The problem with that is that there is also some less helpful information available online. Sometimes it's hard to know which is which.
What You Should Know
I've done extensive research into the subject of writing admission essays and/or personal statements, both offline and online, and I can tell you there are some things of which you should be aware.
There are about a dozen "essay writing services" online that claim that they can help you write your essay. And I have no doubt that some, or all of them, can help you to one degree or another.
Nevertheless, here are some interesting facts I've discovered about the "admission essay writing Services business".
It's going to cost you anywhere from $100 to $800 to get one of these Services to review, edit, and finalize your essay for you. That's for one essay. Multiple applications will obviously cost you more.
The large variation in price is explained by the degree of help that you request from the Service that you choose, the specific service offering of that company, and the price structure of that particular service. Some are reasonably priced, while others are very pricey.
With any given Service, the less work you do in planning and developing your draft essay on your own before submitting it to them, the more it will cost you. So, the better the quality of the draft product you give them up front, the less it's going to cost you in the long run.
It's important to check what a Service's policy is with respect to what they require from you up front. A number of services refuse to work with you unless you have a draft essay to start with. Others, claim they will work with you in developing an essay from scratch. (This will cost you of course).
If your essay or statement needs to be revised for different applications, it will cost you additional amounts for each version of the essay. For example, if you plan to submit applications to four different colleges and/or programs, the requirements for each will vary. As a minimum, you will need four slightly revised versions of the same base essay. The worst case scenario could be the need to develop substantially different statements for each institution. This can get costly using an Admission Essay Service.
The quality of the final product will not necessarily be a direct reflection of how much you pay. That is to say that the most expensive service will not automatically give you best job. On the other hand, the least expensive service won't necessarily give you the weakest essay.
Bottom Line: Do your homework when it comes to drafting and finalizing your college application essay(s). Hire an essay-writing service to help you perfect your essay if you must. But make sure you do as much research and preparation as you can in advance of that. This will not only save you a good deal of money, it will also improve the quality of your final essay.
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.
Sample Admission Essays
Following are links to a couple of sample admission essays essays from the Kit:
Undergraduate Applicant. Sample college admission essay. Click here.
Post-Graduate applicant: Sample Personal statement essay. Click here.
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