And he wrote about how people were treating him as they went through the drive through. He called himself an undercover anthropologist, which admittedly was a little nerdy in a Brown sort of way.
But I liked his essay because, I was able to see what he was seeing and feel what he was feeling.
- One piece of advice I would give to every student is to ask someone who know's them a little bit, to read their essay and to tell them what impressions they have of you after reading the essay.
- I think the essays that work best are actually quite simple.
How will your essay convey your background and what makes you unique?
If you had the opportunity to stand in front of an admission committee to share a significant story or important information about yourself, what would you say?
- I have seen some amazing essays about things like students walking their dog, or even their bus ride to school.
- I think our hope is that if a student were to drop the essay on the floor of their high school and someone were to pick it up. That they'd say for sure, oh I know that is so and so's essay, because it speaks so much about your voice and your experiences and your perspective.
College essay questions often suggest one or two main ideas or topics of focus.
These can vary from personal to trivial, but all seek to challenge you and spark your creativity and insight. The rules for writing a good essay are no different.