What all of these have in common is that you really learn about this person by hearing them reflect on one simple facet of their life. By the time you finish the essay, you think, “I’d like to meet that kid!” They sound like neat people, fun people, nice people. These essays are not earth-shattering, they are honest. They are not about super heroes but real people. Take a page from these authors’ books and write about what matters to you, and who you are. Let the reader get to know you a little, through a typical moment in your life. Sincerity is always successful. The only thing you need to be in a college essay is you.
Pingback: The Ultimate CETs Survival Guide – One Stef at a Time 22 Jul, 2017 […] First, you may do so either in English or Filipino, but never in a mixture of both. The last thing the Office of Admissions wants to read is a self-glorifying composition that is super conyo (very informal ‘yan and it’s nakaka-annoy talaga, as in). Yet another mistake to avoid; when penning your application essay, avoid making it sound like a pseudo-list of achievements or some incredibly cheesy and cliched story like these topics [Taken from The Prospect]: […]