Don’t Reuse Unedited ContentColleges can see right through a generic essay, so personalize it based on the school where you’re applying. There’s nothing wrong with having a standard format and adding in information, but one size does not fit all when it comes to admissions essays.
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Be CreativeIf you look at it from an admissions officer’s perspective, they read hundreds, if not thousands, of admissions essays daily. You want yours to stand out amongst the pile and creativity is key.
Get Editing HelpIt never hurts to have a second, third and fourth set of eyes on your essays to edit for voice as well as grammatical errors. Ask your teachers, guidance counselors and family members to help you out – they will likely oblige.
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Edit More Than You Think You ShouldIf you’ve gone over your essay a million times, it probably is all starting to look the same. But, that doesn't mean you should stop looking it over. Take a break, walk away and then come back to it. It may take a fresh set of eyes, but it’s worth doing several times over.
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