Doll|Book of Circus
Doll|Book of Circus
- Look at this list. Pick out 3-6 adjectives you think especially describe you. All the adjectives are positive. The point of the college essay is to write about what makes you the good kind of special.
- Come up with a few stories you could tell with each adjective. The stories should exemplify why/how you are that adjective. If you’re really good, you can write a story about several adjectives. The story is often personal experience, but you can also discuss your personality or why you are this way in an abstract form.
- Choose the story you think you could write best. If you have that kind of time, you can choose a few stories. Your essay’s only going to be ~650 words.
- Write (Part I)! Remember that the story is supposed to be about you and your good qualities. You can acknowledge your faults and you can talk about other people, but ultimately it must come back to you and your goodness. Try to stay within 150 words under and 100 words over your limit.
- Write (Part II)! Basic structure: title, cool intro sentence, intro paragraph, body paragraph(s), conclusion that links back to the introduction. If you have humor, use it (appropriately). Self-deprecating humor is always appreciated and it makes you look humble. You can fudge your story a little bit, but don’t make the whole thing a lie. Have a strong voice! This marks you as an individual!
- Find a beta reader. The beta reader should be someone who knows you well and isn’t afraid to constructively criticize. That way, they can best advise you on how to play to your strengths. (You can even get a beta at the beginning of this process.) The beta will give you criticism and check over any issues.
- Rewrite. You’re going to need to. No one pops out the perfect essay on their first go.
- Repeat steps 6 and 7 as many times as you need to before you and your beta(s) is satisfied. It took me three repeats on my first essay before I completely rewrote it - that took me four repeats.
- Copy and paste. Copy the final document that you and your beta have agreed has no errors and paste it into whatever box the college has provided. Make sure the formatting is OK. Hooray! You’re done!
- If you’re writing about another person/animal/event, talk more about how they impacted you than how great they were/are.
- Do not write the “I am so unique in this world of shallow Barbie clones!” essay.
- You can write a reflective essay (e.g. I am looking at this globe and that makes me think about how much I want to save the planet) or you can write a fictional story (e.g. If I were a dragon I would burn the wicked with hellfire and that is why I want to be Frollo in Disneyworld) or any other genre except poems and picture books. Personal essays are often easier and therefore more common.
- Dark does not equal deep
- Start writing +3 weeks before your college’s deadline
- If you can, write inductively, not deductively
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