A common question college-bound teens ask during a campus visit is: “What do you look for in the college admissions essay?”
The answer will usually be open-ended, something like: “Write about something that interests you.”
Open, or undirected, writing can be a challenge if you’ve spent most of your high school years writing reports and research-based papers on specific topics.
Then again, you may find open writing a nice change of pace and an exciting opportunity for self-expression.
No matter how you feel about writing your college admission essay, there are few important things to do to deliver a top quality essay. These previously published posts on Smart College Visit will help guide you along the way:
- The 5 Biggest Mistakes in College Admissions Essays
by Janson Woodlee, co-founder of Ivy Eyes Editing
- Your College Admissions Essay: Get Real
by John Carpenter, Director of Admissions and University Counseling at the United World College
- Keep Your Eye on the Prize with Ivy Eyes Editing
by Janson Woodlee
- Three Books to Take to College
by Ed Weathers