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Five Tips for Your College Admissions Essays

Here are a few tips for those of you finishing up your college admissions essays.

1.Use care in responding to the short queries. Admissions staffs use them to gain insights into your character and suitability for their institution.

2.View each prompt as a chance to display another aspect of your personality. Give them something they don’t know about.

3.Strive for originality. Another essay about getting cut from the team and then playing for five minutes isn’t helpful.

4.Don’t write in such a generic fashion that it could apply to any college. Tailor your response to the institution you are applying to.

5.Avoid the common error of inserting the wrong college’s name in the essay.

Essays are an integral part of your application package and should be treated as such.

David Dickson is an admissions counselor for Top Test Prep; Top Test Prep provides college admissions counseling and private tutoring to help students gain admission to top private schools, colleges and grad schools. Call (800) 501-7737 to learn more.

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