Scholarship and College Application Essays

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Scholarship and College Application Essays. Purpose of the Essay. Opportunity to provide information that supports and augments other parts of the application Adds clarity, depth and meaning to information collected in other parts of the application - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Scholarship and College Application EssaysScholarship and College Application EssaysPurpose of the EssayOpportunity to provide information that supports and augments other parts of the applicationAdds clarity, depth and meaning to information collected in other parts of the applicationHelps readers know and understand applicantsPurpose of the EssayThe essay helps readers determine if you have the qualities that they are looking for in their applicants.Readers receive and read thousands of essays from well rounded students with high GPAs and numerous extra and co-curricular activities. Your job is to distinguish yourself from all of the other applicants.Follow the directions in the applicationGet started earlyWrite a well crafted and error free essayBe sincereAsk parents, friends, relatives, teachers etc. for suggestionsHow do I Write the Essay?How do I Write the Essay?Avoid clichsShow dont tellAvoid controversial subjectsTry not to repeat too much information from application Avoid overused expressions such as rewarding, invaluable, beautiful etc.Avoid the negativeREMINDERWhile it is acceptable to receive feedback or helpful suggestions, applicants essays should reflect their own ideas and be written by them alone. Steps to Writing an Effective EssayGather InformationRead CriticallyDevelop Topic and ThesisDraft, Get Feedback, Revise Think Like a ReaderAll readers have expectations of writers, revealed in readers questions, observations and interpretations of the application. Writers fulfill readers expectations by addressing these questions, observations and interpretations in the personal statement. Writers can anticipate readers expectations by completing and critically reading their applications prior to writing a personal statement.Questions?

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