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MIT Supplement Essays: Advice?

Hey everyone! I'm working on my MIT supplement essays, and I'm a little stressed about how to make them stand out. Any advice to make them more interesting to the admissions officers?

7 months ago

Hey, I know application season can be a bit overwhelming! As far as making your MIT supplement essays stand out, it's essential to be true to yourself and share your unique experiences and perspectives. Start by brainstorming some personal anecdotes that are meaningful to you or have shaped your interests and values. Then, try to connect these experiences to the specific essay prompt.

Remember, the admissions officers want to learn more about you as a person, not just as a student. They're interested in your character, passion, and potential, so focus on stories that demonstrate your growth, personal development, or achievements. Show them who you are beyond the numbers, and don't try too hard to impress them or make up experiences that you think they’d like to read about.

Lastly, make sure to revise and polish your essays as much as possible. Clear, concise, and powerful storytelling will leave a lasting impression on the reader and help your essays truly stand out.

Good luck, and remember to stay authentic in your writing!

7 months ago

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