Now that you have taken the SAT, what’s next? Writing your college application
If your SAT scores are in and you know where you want to attend; it’s time to start thinking about and writing your college
In many instances a well crafted
The anatomy of a college
- the topic
- supporting points
Choose Your Topic and Supporting Points
The first thing you want to do is decide exactly what you want to write about within the guidelines of each school to which you are applying.
Most schools will have a list of possible topics from which you can choose. If you are applying at more than one college, it makes sense to use a topic that will work for all your choices so you only have to write one great
Try to think of a different or unusual way to tell the reader exactly who you are and why they should choose you over some one else. Remember they will be reading several
Then develop about three points that will support your topic. The explanation and expansion of your supporting points will be the paragraphs of your
After choosing your topic and the supporting points, you need to create a knockout title. Your title should reflect your topic, catch the reader’s attention and be memorable.
The title Why I Want to go to XYZ University won’t standout. You need to avoid being generic. However, used in the right context Gone Fishing could be a great title. Be creative.
The process of creating your title needs time. You may even change your mind as you write and expand your
Your opening should introduce your topic and supporting points, but most of all it should grab the reader’s attention and make them want to finish your
You can accomplish this task by using a quote, a startling statistic or a controversial phrase. Each of these methods work equally well as long as it fits your topic. Don’t use something just to use it. It must fit logically.
A well written opening will get the reader to the closing and you to the next level.