3 Secrets to Writing Your College Admissions Essay – TopTestPrep.com

3 Secrets to Writing Your College Admissions Essay – TopTestPrep.com

October 23, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


(guitar strumming) Spencer: Hi, I’m Spencer and I’m an admission expert here at Top Test Prep. Today I’m going to give you four tips to write the best essay possible. Number one, brainstorm. If you have a choice between several topics, pick your favorites. Come up with a few ideas
to each one and sort of pick your favorite ideas
and then free write on your top free ideas
that you’ve come up with. Write basically a full length essay for each of your best ideas. Except don’t worry about what
you’re writing because you’re just free writing and it’s
not the official essay. Then you can go back and look and see which idea you think is the best. I think brainstorming and
free writing are neglected. People don’t really think
to do it, but it will really help you in the end because you’ll end up with the best topic and that will make writing the final draft a lot easier. Number two, write the way you talk. When you’re writing your first draft, this is the most important
thing to remember. An application essay is about you to decree an academic paper
isn’t or shouldn’t be. So the main point of an
application essay is for the reader and admission officer to get to know you. That’s why you have to try
to write in your own voice. This is probably the biggest
thing that you need to look out when you’re going back
and editing the essay. “It doesn’t sound like me.” Number three, ask your
friends and family for help. In the editing process, you’re
going to need some help. Your friends and family are perfect because they know you the best. They’ll be able to tell you
whether your essay sounds like you, whether it
rings through, as well as helping you proofread and
sort of line edit your essay. Number four is proofread again. Maybe one more time as well. You can never proofread
your essay too many times. It’s not a long document
so put on the work and make sure that
there are zero mistakes. Even if it’s not really a big deal, you know a typo isn’t an each deal. It’s still going to kind
of set the wrong mood. One of the admission officers
is reading your essay. Again, have your friends and
family help you out with this because sometimes you
need a fresh set of eyes. If you want to learn any
more about the essay writing process, you can give us
a call at 1-800-501-7737 or visit our website
at www.toptestprep.com.