Join Leigh Ann Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of College Prep: Writing a Strong Essay.
- The timeline of the admissions process runs…on a fairly predictable schedule.…The College Board's website offers high school seniors…a timeline that covers the important steps…in the admissions process, starting in September…running through June of a student's senior year.…Common Application Essay Prompts are updated each spring.…You'll need to wait until March before your senior year…to see what the Common App has in store…for your application.…The 2015-16 Prompts, for example, altered some language…and omitted one question.…
The Common App for the upcoming admissions season…is available for online completion and submission…at the beginning of August.…If you have any data saved from a previous year's…application, you'll need to save the information elsewhere…and create a new account.…Many colleges post their updated supplement questions…on their website or other social media.…Always check first to make sure you have…the most recent year's prompts.…Some schools use the same Supplement Prompt each year,…or at least one of them remains the same.…
AuthorLeigh Ann Chow
- Understanding the essay purpose and audience
- Reviewing common and unusual essay prompts
- Starting with a strong opening statement
- Showing, not telling
- Adhering to word limits
- Organizing the essay
- Varying sentence structure
- Revising the essay
- Communicating sincerity and enthusiasm
Skill Level Beginner
1. Exploring the College Application Essay
2. Examining the Types of Essay Prompts
3. Maximizing Your Chances of Success
4. Writing the Essay
5. Distinguishing Yourself in Your Essay
Next steps5m 27s
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