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Johns Hopkins sample essays?

Hey everyone! I'm working on my app for Johns Hopkins, and I was wondering if anyone could share their successful essays or where I could find some samples? It'd be great to see what worked for others!

6 months ago

Hello! It's exciting to hear that you're working on your application for Johns Hopkins. You can indeed find some examples of strong essays on CollegeVine's blog: https://blog.collegevine.com/johns-hopkins-essay-example. I can also give you some tips and strategies for writing your own standout essay.

First, while it's helpful to read sample essays in general for inspiration, remember that each applicant is unique, and what worked for someone else might not work for you. Your own voice and story are the keys to presenting a strong application to Johns Hopkins.

In order to craft a personal, distinctive essay, familiarize yourself with Johns Hopkins' supplemental essay prompt. Understand what the university is looking for in the responses and make sure your essay fully answers the question. Spend some time brainstorming and reflecting on your personal experiences to identify topics that would showcase your personality, intellectual curiosity, personal growth, or how you can contribute to the Hopkins community.

As you're writing, keep your essay focused on a unique and personal experience. Admissions officers appreciate authenticity and genuine introspection, so don't be afraid to discuss your own thought process, feelings, and actions instead of trying to emulate someone else's essay. Make sure your essay is engaging and well-written by using vivid language and painting a clear picture for the reader.

One other point to consider is to avoid overused topics, such as recounting a sports victory, discussing a mission trip, or talking about moving to a new school or country. Instead, search your memories and experiences for fresh and compelling topics that reveal something about you that the admissions officers wouldn't find elsewhere in your application. You can read up on some cliché topics to avoid, and how to take a more effective approach, on CollegeVine's blog: https://blog.collegevine.com/cliche-college-essay-topics.

To improve your essay, seek feedback from others, such as friends, family members, or teachers. They can provide valuable insights and constructive criticism, which will help you polish your essay and make sure it's the best representation of you.

Finally, don't hesitate to take advantage of CollegeVine's essay help resources, including their breakdown of the current Johns Hopkins supplemental essay prompts (https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-johns-hopkins-university-essays), their Free Peer Essay Review Tool, and their paid reviews by expert college admissions advisors.

Good luck with your application, and I hope these tips help you craft an essay that showcases who you are and what you can bring to the Hopkins community!

6 months ago

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