A Guide on How to Write the Best College Essays

The Harbinger

By Daylin Delgado

A well-written college essay could be the difference between acceptance into one’s dream college and being washed away with the crowd. Essays should display and support clear ideas with reasonable arguments.

Students should be aware of the typical three types of college essay questions: the “you” question, the “why us” question, and the “creative” question. In answering these questions, applicants should not only have a well composed essay, but should let admission officers see a part of their personality.

The “you” question is an open-ended question that allows the opportunity to show colleges the most redeeming qualities of the applicant’s personality. The “why us” question can be used to elaborate on personal goals and why the school is a match for those goals. The “creative” question generally asks to discuss an issue and find unique solutions for it.

Students need to take into consideration a topic that…

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