Map out what you’re going to write by making an outline. By now you know exactly what you will write about and how you want to tell the story. Try to just let yourself bang out a rough draft without going back to change anything.
The last step is editing and proofreading your finished essay.
It should capture your genuine personality, explaining who you are beyond a series of grades, test scores, and after-school activities.
But that’s not nearly as scary as it seems, because you get to choose what to share and how to share it.
Take a minute and think about the college or university admission officers who will be reading your essay.
How will your essay convey your background and what makes you unique?
If you had the opportunity to stand in front of an admission committee to share a significant story or important information about yourself, what would you say?
The college application essay is your chance to share your personality, goals, influences, challenges, triumphs, life experiences, or lessons learned.
Not to mention why you're a good fit for the college or university—and why it's a good fit for you.
These are the stories behind the list of activities and leadership roles on your application.