Acceptances are often secured with a very good or great essay. Denials are easily reached with poor essays.
When it comes to college application essays, very good essays are by far the exception, whereas mediocre, boring, and meaningless essays make up the vast majority.
Very goodessays have 6 things in common, they...
Have a Title capturing a reader's interest
Begin with a date and point of time-reference
Begin with a personal story
Relate significant meaning of the writer
Flow well to the conclusion
Are written with a flair for vivid description
"Very good"is the minimum standard for my student's essays, while"great"is the expectation. The inside secret for making a college application essay "great" is for it to have a"timeless"message of the writer embedded into its meaning. This is a message of the writer that will last for the writer in its meaning for many years to come. That's what makes essays great!
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