Writing an Effective College Essay Presented by: Shawon Jackson and Sai Parepally
Common Application Essay
ANYTHING you want!
Topics can include: –
Why this school
Why a specific program
Elaboration on a club/activity
Now itâ€™s your turn! Write your first sentence of a college essay to the following prompt: Salt, governments, beliefs, and celebrity couples are a few examples of things that can be dissolved. Youâ€™ve just been granted the power to dissolve anything: physical, metaphorical, abstract, concrete..you name it. What do you dissolve , and what solvent do you use?
Sample Personal Statements
Personal Statement by a Low-Income Student Personal Statement by a Student in Many Clubs –
Unifies distinct passions
Shows a genuine desire to be a doctor – gives specific examples of what he liked and didn’t like doing
Student reveals overall strength
Student focuses on themselves for the entirety of the essay
Sample Supplement Essays
Supplement Essay – “Why?” Essay –
Focuses on academics and extracurricular activities
Writing an Effective College Essay Presented by: Shawon Jackson and Sai Parepally Common Application Essay ANYTHING you want! Why a specific...