What is one of the most important things to consider when filling out applications?
I am about to start applying, so I am just looking for any last advice that would be good to consider before I start and send in applications.
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My advice would be to remember that the application readers are human beings who are sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, uncles and aunts, some grandparents, some from low-income BIPOC backgrounds, different gender identities, and orientations. Don't make assumptions.
Therefore it's best to represent yourself honestly as you are today, a 17 or 18-year-old person, not a 40-year-old college professor. You know much less than they do so don't write anything in a way that rubs someone the wrong way. Be humble, show gratitude, be honest and show your humanity. They are not expecting you to write as an intellectual or accomplished professional. Write from your own experiences, perspective, voice, and lens. Be genuine.
Take a deep breath and focus on telling the colleges about who YOU are as a person and a student! GOOD LUCK!!
EXTRACURRICULARS(CLUBS, VOLUNTEERING, ETC), LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION(BY UR BEST HS TEACHERS, ETC) ESSAY, LEADERSHIP FOCUS,(CLUBS [DEBATE TEAM, ETC.]) interests, good grades, and good test scores.
The CAPITALIZED portions are the most important and helpful information. The lowercased is general information on the applications.
Good luck on your applications! And, uhh hope this helps!
Make sure you have plenty of extra curriculars to talk about. Also, make sure you are applying to schools you would actually want to attend. Good luck!!!
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