The Common Application essay recently made adjustments to its essay prompts.
For the 2017-2018 application season, the prompts are: Did you notice a common theme among these questions?
For example, instead of “I love hiking,” you could say, “After reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, I decided my next adventure would be climbing Mt.
Everest.” What’s the difference between these two sentences?
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Although there is typically a stated purpose for what colleges expect in terms of application essays, students should realize that quality is much more important than length.
These points include: When writing a college application essay, it's important to be concise while still providing sufficient detail.
Some essay topics will call for longer essays than others; if your prompt asks for large amounts of information, you'll probably need more essay length to address all points.
Most of the schools also require or accept the Common Application essay. Essentially, you choose the schools you want to apply to, add them to your application list, fill in the general biographical information, upload or input academic records and standardized testing information, designate people to write you recommendations and upload the Common Application essay. Those links will lead you to a website where you can upload your art portfolio and additional documents.
We’ll discuss these additional requirements in another post.