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Ready to Write More Ch-12

Ready to Write More Ch-12

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CHAPTER12
Tips
for
Writing
Application
Essays
Take
the
essay
paft
of
the
application
veryseriously.
To
someschools,
the
essayis
themostimportantpartofyourapplication.Admissionsofficersat
more
than
one
school
havesaid
thatthe
essay
can
make
or
breakacandidate,schances
for
admission_
Be
honest
Be
yourself.
Be
sincere.
The
admissions
committeeswant
to
knowwho
youareasa
person.
Do
not
misrepresentyourself.
Writeaboutsomething
that
is
importantto
you.
Evenifyou
are
givena
specificsubject
to
wriieabout,
you
wiil
have
to
chooseyourangle.Letyour
entrusiasmforthesubject
show
Your
interest
in
thesubject
isavery
imfortant,
sometimes
themostimportant,
elementinan
""""y.
ake
yourapplicationasinterestingand
lively
asyou
can.
Admissionsofficers
readhundreO",
,i"Vl"
thousands,
of
essays.
You
want
yours
to
stand
out.
Writing
Essays
for
Undergtraduate
andGraduate
Schoof
Appfications
J{
tg,
are
planningto
apply
to
unders
unlred
Srares,
you
will
probably
have
application
process.
So-"
*f-r."fr',uiff
the
:l,j::|.-'l*ill
giveyoumoreopen-ended
ques
,
wlr
practlce
writing
answers
to
typical
appli.at
essay
questions.
(continues)
WRITING
ESSAYSFORUNDERGRADUATE
ANDGRADUATESCHOOL
APPLICATIONS
A
G}€'
 
Tipsfor Writing
Application
Essays
(continued)
5.6.7.
Do
not
try towritethe
application essay
in a
hurry orat
the
lastminute.
You
need
to
giveyourselftime
to
think
about
thequestion
and
do
some
prewritingandplanning
before
youactuallywritethe
essay.
Keep
your
audience
and
your purposein mind
as
you planand
write
your
essay.
t
Pay
attentionto
theprinciples
of
good
writing
thatyou
have
studied
in
this
book.
Makesure
you
have
a
mainidea,
suppod,
and
clearorganization.
Include
specificdetails
so
that
youressay
is
uniquely
aboutyou.
Do
not write
an essay
that is
sogeneral
thatitcould
have
been
writtenby any
number
of other
people.
Add
details
to
bring
your
essay
to
life.
Follow
the
rulesyou
have
learned
in
this
book
for writing
a
good
introduction,
body,
and conclusion.
Your
essay
must
be as
perfect
as
youcan make it.
This means
no
grammatical,
spellin
g,
punctuation,or
capitali
zation
mistakes.
Have
several
people-teachers,
relatives,andlor
friends-read
it
carefully
for
you.
Remember
that
neatness counts.
Make
a
copy
ofyour
essay
beforeyoumail it.
This
will avoidproblems
if
your
applicationgetslost
in
the
mail
or
in
the
admissions
office.
To
besafe,send
it
registered
mailwith
a return
receipt
requested.
8.9.10.
Whether
you
are
applying
to
undergraduate
or
graduateschool,
there
areseveral
principles
that
youshould pay
attentionto
in
writing
your
essay.
Even
if
you
are
not
planningto
attend
a
university
in
the
United
States,
you
will
improveyour
writing
skills
by
practicingthis
kind
of
essay.
Undergraduate
Essays
The
application
essay
is
very
important
to
admissions
committees.
Th.y
use
it
to
get
to know
the
individual
behindthe
test
scores
and
grade
point
average.
Youshould
think
of
your
essayas
a
chance
to
show
yoursel.f
offto
yourbestadvantage.
Try to
tell
them
a
little
moreabout yourself
thanthey wouldknow
by reading
the
rest
of
yourapplication.Admissions
committees
also
use
the
essay
todeterminehow
well
you
write
because
good
writing
skills
are
importantfor
success
in
college.
In
short,
your
essay is
yourspecial
opportunity
toprove
that
you
are
an
interesting
personand
that
voucan
write
well.A
GiCi
CHAPTER
12
 
III
i
-E
Analyzingan
Undergraduate
Essay
Here
is
anexample
of
an
essay
that
was
writtenin
response
to
a
university,s
request:
In
readingyow
application,wewan
use
this
ffiortuniiy
i
teIIus
someth
as
we
can'We
ask
tlwt
you
of
who'J;;;;;,
i;;"you
think,
and"
wouahelp
us
nwmd
a
serrse
terest
you
themost.Read
the
essayandanswer
the
questions
thatfoilow.
yworriesandobservethe,peaceful
WRITING
ESSAYSFOR
UNDERGRADUATEANDGRADUATESCHOOLAPPLICATIONS
AGiT

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