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Any advice for writing the 'Why this major' essay?

Hey everyone, I'm a junior starting my college application process. I'm finding the 'Why this major' essay prompt quite challenging. Any tips or advice on how to tackle this essay? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're starting your college application process early. The 'Why this major' essay can indeed be a bit tricky, but it's an opportunity for you to showcase your passion for the subject.

Firstly, do some research on the specific courses, faculty, and resources offered by the college related to your major. Explain how they align with your interests and why you think you'd benefit from them. For example, my own child chose a Computer Science major and mentioned specific professors they'd like to collaborate with or take classes from.

Secondly, connect your personal experiences with your chosen major. If you have a unique story that's driven you towards this field, don't be afraid to share it. You can also discuss any achievements, projects, or extracurricular activities related to the major.

Lastly, articulate your future goals and how this major will help you achieve them. It's important to show the admissions officers why their college's program would be the best fit for you and your ambitions. Good luck!

9 months ago

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