College Essay Basics

If you have the grades and the standardized test scores to be in the middle 50% of a college’s admitted students (that is, between the 25th and 75th percentile), then your college essay will be the most important factor in determining whether you get in. Most students struggle with this step, either because they don’t know how to write a college essay or because they procrastinate and leave themselves no time to write a good one. Here are some tips for students just starting the process. In this post, I’ll go over the basics of writing the essay as well as getting the most out of what you write. Read More