Written by Lily McIntyre
Hi everyone! I hope you've all been enjoying your summer (keeping COVID-19 restrictions in mind, of course!). Unfortunately, this is the last college essay-writing tip in this series, but it's definitely an important one to remember. As always, feel free to scroll down to find previous tips that may be helpful to you during this process!
Make it personal: There is so much going on in the world, especially right now. You really don't need to write about how the world is; anyone can do that. But nobody except for you can tell a story from solely your perspective. What do your observations and thoughts offer that the media might not? How is your perspective unique, and how can it benefit the world? You might be worrying of seeming too ordinary, but that's okay! In fact, a bonus tip on writing your essay is to think of seemingly unordinary things (a famous essay which helped someone gain admission to five Ivy Leagues and Stanford was all about Costco...find it here). The key part of all of this is to perhaps make the unordinary seem extraordinary by talking about how it might relate to you and how you see the world. Only you have the power to do that. Remember that cheesy quote, "Be yourself because everyone else is taken"? It's more significant than you might think.
Thank you for reading, and I wish everyone applying to college this year and the years to come luck in this process! You'll be on the other side of it before you know it.
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