Elements of Great Essays - Concept

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Think of your essay as an opportunity, not an obstacle, to show the college admissions officer who you really are. As you may have heard, making the hook interesting will guarantee grabbing the admissions officer’s attention. Make sure that that your passionate about what you choose to talk about and that you are revealing and reflective about your experiences. Be authentic in your tone of voice and the things you share. Also, you always want to show not tell. Don’t say you’re hard-working, show how you’re hard-working. Finally, make sure that you answer the college essay and that you fully complete your story with a strong conclusion.

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Elements of Great Essays - How to Develop a Strong Hook
How to Develop a Strong Hook
A video that shows you how to write a great hook for your college essay. A college admissions officer explains the best strategy and the different elements you need to write a hook for your personal statement.
Elements of Great Essays - How to Infuse Passion into your Essay
How to Infuse Passion into your Essay
A video that shows you how to infuse passion into your college essay. A college admissions counselor explains the topics and language you can use to infuse passion into your personal statement.
Elements of Great Essays - How to make your essay revealing
How to make your essay revealing
A video that shows you how to make your college essay revealing. A college admissions counselor explains the different strategies and topics you can use to make your personal statement revealing.
Elements of Great Essays - What it means to have a reflective essay
What it means to have a reflective essay
A video that shows you how to be reflective in your college essay. A college admissions counselor explains the different strategies and topics you can use to be reflective in your personal statement.
Elements of Great Essays - What is all this talk about "Voice" and the College Essay
What is all this talk about "Voice" and the College Essay
A video that shows you how to create a strong and authentic voice in your college essay. A college admissions counselor explains what having a voice in your personal statement means and how to use it to your advantage.
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