Q: What are admission and scholarship committees looking for in my essay?
A: Colleges look for you in the essay. Beyond SAT scores and community service hours, who are you?
Your dream college reads thousands of essays to choose their dream students. These students will contribute to campus life, plan to graduate, and donate money to the school.
Universities, charities, churches, corporations, and others provide scholarships. Scholarship committees give thousands of dollars to students with accomplishments and goals that mesh well with their organizational objectives. For example, community service is the backbone of charitable organizations. Be prepared to vividly demonstrate your volunteerism.
So, how do you prove that you belong at Dream College? How do you win the scholarships?
- Write at least an hour everyday.
- Read at least an hour everyday.
- Consider your audience.
- Completely answer the essay question.
- Use correct grammar.
- Tell the committee something new. Because they read your application, they already know that you are Secretary of the National Honor Society.
- Read the essay aloud.
- Request someone to proofread the essay.
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Style: Word choice, rhetorical devices, sentence structure
Audience: Grabbing their attention, tone, elaboration
You: Choosing a topic, organizing your life experiences, brainstorming, self-editing techniques
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