Join Leigh Ann Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video School-specific supplements, part of College Prep: Writing a Strong Essay.
- As we talked about before,…just about every school that accepts the Common App…or Universal Application…also requires students to submit…at least one supplementary essay as well.…If you're applying to a bunch of colleges,…this can mean sorting through a ton…of school-specific requirements.…So, while the Common app and the Universal application…have streamlined the application process,…they haven't necessarily made…the essay writing process any easier.…For example, Cornell requires students…who apply via the Common app…or the Universal application…to submit what's called a college interest essay.…
Here's the prompt for the College of Engineering.…Tell us about an engineering idea you have…or about your interest in engineering.…Describe how your ideas and interests may be realized by…and linked to specific resources…within the College of Engineering.…Finally, explain what a Cornell engineering education…will enable you to accomplish.…So, in addition to writing a general essay,…either one of the five Common app choices…
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
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