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What's the formula for nailing supplemental college essays?

I've got my college list down, but I'm starting to sweat over all these supplemental essays each college requires. How can I write effective supplemental essays without repeating the same stuff from my main essay, and ensure I tailor them to each school?

8 months ago

Supplemental essays can indeed feel overwhelming, but with a strategic approach, you can create compelling responses. Begin by researching each college extensively to understand their unique qualities and values. This can include their educational philosophy, campus culture, and specific programs or opportunities that interest you. When crafting your essays, always link your personal experiences, interests, or goals with aspects unique to that institution. Illustrate how you would contribute to and benefit from what they offer. An effective technique is to create a ‘Why This College’ chart for each school that lists specific features tailor-made to your profile, interests, and the impact you wish to make. Refer to this chart when writing each supplemental essay to ensure your responses are personalized and distinct from your main college essay. Remember, genuine enthusiasm for the school’s offerings will shine through in your writing! Good luck!

8 months ago

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