The global pandemic upended so much of what we consider normal. And this is especially impacting high school students. Not only is school distant and weird, our kids are also getting robbed when it comes to prepping for college. Thankfully, there is support for families as they start thinking about applying to colleges. Write the World is a great way to jumpstart the process and get students motivated to write powerful personal statements. Use code Momtrends10 for any Write the World virtual college essay writing workshop the 2-hour or week-long session included.
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For full details, please click here. Most selective colleges require you to submit an essay or personal statement as part of your application. It may sound like a chore, and it will certainly take a substantial amount of work. But it's also a unique opportunity that can make a difference at decision time. Admissions committees put the most weight on your high school grades and your test scores. However, selective colleges receive applications from many worthy students with similar scores and grades—too many to admit.
The Common Application no longer requires a short answer essay from all applicants, but many colleges continue to include the short answer as part of a supplement. The short answer essay prompt typically states something like this:. Colleges like this type of question because it gives their applicants the opportunity to identify an activity that is meaningful to them and to explain why it is meaningful. This information can be useful to colleges with holistic admissions as they try to identify students who will bring interesting skills and passions to the campus community. Christie wrote the following sample short answer essay to elaborate upon her love of running:.
Nearly all colleges rate application essays as either important or very important in their admissions process. A poorly executed essay can cause a stellar student to get rejected. On the flip side, exceptional application essays can help students with marginal scores get into the schools of their dreams.