Janet Huseby began reading college essays twenty years ago. Since then, she has read thousands of essays and personal statements from Berkeley High students applying to college. Below is her tips of writing your college essay:
The previously mentioned application materials are important to the college application process, but you will also most likely face the task of writing a college essay (or more) in order to officially complete your application. At first, writing a college essay seems easy. After all, you’ve probably written at least one essay in your high school career, so writing another essay is nothing new. However, as you begin writing your college admissions essay, you might find yourself having writer’s block. Writer’s block isn’t always a bad thing, but when your time is constrained, the pressure is on and writing your college admissions essay may not be as easy as you thought before. The college application process doesn’t need to be overly painful, so by taking the following precautions throughout the college application process, writing your college admissions essay(s) will be a breeze. (And less stressful!)
Writing Your College Application Essay - Peterson's
Writing your college admissions essay can definitely be stressful. Between work and school, you may barely be able to stay awake, let alone worry about writing this essay. With so many other qualified candidates applying, this one little essay can often mean the difference between being accepted to the school of your dreams and never moving out of your parents' basement. But don't let that scare you away from trying! Think of your college admissions essay as an opportunity to stand out from other applicants and really make an impression. With some planning and careful consideration, you can draft a great college admissions essay that will vastly improve your chances of being accepted to the college of your choice.