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Writing an Effective College Essay Presented by: Shawon Jackson and Sai Parepally


Common Application Essay

ANYTHING you want!


Supplement Essay 

Topics can include: –

Why this school

Why a specific program

Elaboration on a club/activity


Now it’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. You’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 –

Very specific

Focuses on academics and extracurricular activities

Supplement Essay

Writing an Effective College Essay Presentation for College Exploration Program  
Writing an Effective College Essay Presentation for College Exploration Program  

Writing an Effective College Essay Presented by: Shawon Jackson and Sai Parepally Common Application Essay ANYTHING you want! Why a specific...

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