than passively; writing concisely and
directly; avoiding hyperbole and rep-etition;;proper;use;of;transitions;to;assist
or paragraph to the next; and varying
on the basics mentioned earlier, but more
time can be spent on them once the basics have been mastered. Style can turn a
College Application Essays
demonstrate leadership and initiative
like crazy, preferably having someone
experienced in the field double-check
the prompt and check periodically to
straying;from;the;topic.;Next,;if;the;ques-tion has to do with diversity and the stu-dent;doesn’t;think;he’s;capable;of;respond-ing;because;he;hasn’t;had;any;experience
to deal with this creatively. The answer
doesn’t necessarily have to do with race,
provide a suitable answer.
As with the five-paragraph essays
any important points.
are irrelevant. There are negative things
that can and should be mentioned because
they are relevant. For instance, one stu-
• Know your subject matter thor-
your;essay;down;for;at;least;twen-ty-four hours. When you come
you will catch errors.
will allow you to catch errors that
may otherwise have been missed.
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