How To Write The 2020-21 Coalition Application Essays

Recorded Monday, September 28 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream


Learn how to write an awesome Coalition App essay for every single prompt.

Yesh Datar will provide an in-depth breakdown of each of the Coalition Application essay prompts, discussing how to write a great essay in response to each one. He'll also share his take on the essays and topics you shouldn't write about for each prompt.

Finally, he'll open up the floor for a Q&A session, where he'll answer any and all questions about the Coalition essays.

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Undergrad College: Boston University '20

Major: Medical Science

Graduate College: Boston University School of Medicine

Work Experience: I've been working at CollegeVine for 3 years mentoring students through BS/MD and undergraduate admissions. I am currently a medical student and have done research at Boston Medical Center, Dana-Farber, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Yesh and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
44:02@anonymous:I was thinking of writing about how a bad situation in my household led me to pursue certain activities and shaped my view of things. I don't want it to seem like a "sob story." Are admissions officers turned off by that?
45:18@anonymous:in Coalition it it required or recommendation of 550. can it be over would it be fine to have same essay of common and coalition
45:58@samueljasperdavid:the essay has 3-4 paras what should be in each para - typically
48:49@samueljasperdavid:what are some topics we must avoid?
51:04@anonymous:You said music was a cliche topic. What did you mean by that?
52:57@anonymous:any exampled you share for why engineering question.. other than i did summer camp.. etc dual enrollment etc to figure out if i like it


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