500 words. I feel it is a bit unfair to measure a person’s worth in so many words. A well written 500 words can radically alter your career and your life. Yes, I am talking about the dreaded college admission
Thought there is no guaranteed way to write a breathtaking piece, below, I am enumerating a few tips that will prove valuable when you write college admission
- Solve the problem: Whatever your topic, look for the underlying question, problem or issue and present a solution.
- Invent a prose: Forget all about what you ever read about good writing. Chances are your evaluator knows it. Go with your own style, get inventive with words.
- Feel the words: Every competition has many winners but for each one of them, winning means a different feeling, a different high. Choose your topic carefully so you can share your experience in your own words, with your personal feelings. A whole new perspective to even a mundane happening is appreciated by the admissions officers.
Put the Thesaurus away: Life is beautiful when it is simple. Throw the idea that big words are beautiful out of your head and use simple language. If you can weave an image around your experiences, if you can illustrate your thoughts as vibrantly as Van Gogh used colors, your
essaywill certainly appeal to the basic senses of the evaluator.
Introduce smartly: Typically 2-3 minutes are all Admissions officers spend on an
essay. Hence you would do well to make a great first impression. Spin a yarn in the introduction which induces curiosity in the reader to read the entire essay. Don’t try to write a summary of your essayin the introduction- you would not want the officer to skip reading your entire essay!
Conclude convincingly: Consider your conclusion as a logical flow to the introduction. Avoid a summary of your
essay– that is the admissions officer’s job. If you can present your subject matter as one with universal appeal, you have a winner at hand.
Change for the better: Revise your
essayafter writing it down. Not once, but as many times as possible. Ask a few experts, if possible. Change sentences, use more simple words, and bring out the points that seemed trivial initially but now demand more importance. Make separate sheets for each of these changes and then compare all your essaysfor one final piece of brilliance that evokes intense emotions.