Find something else that reveals something new and that shows you put a lot of thought into your essay. When developing a topic that reveals something new, find a way to frame the story or idea that shows a slice of your life or the event.
If your study of AP biology conflicts with your religious views, write about that and how you reconciled the two. Be descriptive and give details that appeal to the senses – taste, touch, smell, etc.
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According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, application essays are the most important “soft” factors, or non-quantitative elements, that colleges consider when making admission decisions, right behind “hard” factors, or quantitative components, like grades, curriculum, and test scores.
The personal statement and other essays and short answer questions, in conjunction with recommendations, extracurricular activities, and other qualitative application elements, can provide admissions committees with context and details about students that can’t be found anywhere else in the application.
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Do you really think that a university would ever consider a student who writes such an essay?
Even if the student has perfect grades and perfect test scores, this is the kind of Personal Statement that will do the applicant in. And don’t write about such murders in college essays. You know, we’re having quite a lot of fun dissecting such ridiculous college essays so we’re going to return to this discussion tomorrow.