Use grammar, syntax and writing with a level of sophistication that shows you’re ready for college.
Your essay is your big shot to show colleges who you are—it's totally reasonable to get stressed out. This guide will walk you through each step of the essay writing process to help you understand exactly what you need to do to write the best possible personal statement.
I'm also going to follow an imaginary student named Eva as she plans and writes her college essay, from her initial organization and brainstorming to her final edits.
Explain with knowledge and passion why you want to study at this particular college rather than at others.
Tell why the school’s size, curriculum, social atmosphere, location, professors or history influenced your choice.