What makes a good college application essay? | Ask the College Experts

What makes a good college application essay? | Ask the College Experts

August 15, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


I always tell students to
proofread, proofread and proofread again. [music] The college application essay is not an assignment in terms of
choosing the most bizarre or the most interesting topic It’s more an exercise
in terms to have you think how you write and how you express yourself in 650 words or less I’ve been doing this for 20 years and every single year I
photocopy my favorite essays and if you read any of them you’ll soon learn that
all of them are usually about nothing. They’re just a moment
in someone’s ordinary life that they’re sharing with me that I can’t find anywhere else
in the application. But if you could take me out of my office and into your life for
five minutes, I would consider that a successful essay. So try to find an essay topic
that really resonates with you and lets your personality come through and lets your voice shine through as well