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Asked • 10/18/19

How do I know my college essay will positively impact my application?

First, be sure to absolutely answer the prompt. Students often go off on a tangent trying to provide positive information about themselves and it ends up not answering the question the admissions team wants to know. Secondly, as a senior admissions officer myself at a prestigious university, you want to have your writing to reflect your college preparedness. Proper syntax, alignment, grammar, spelling, transition, and keeping to the word count maximums are paramount. Finally, remember they already have your application. Don't repeat what they can already learn about you. Hire a professional to review your essay to increase your chances at admission to the school of your choice. I have been doing this for 11 years and 92% of my students get into their first choice in colleges and also 98% receive scholarships or financial aid that I help them secure.

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Lindsay H. answered • 11/09/19

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