Start with the big picture. Take a look at each written piece the college will receive from and about youinclude your essays from the Common Application and even your activity list and letters of recommendation. The tips even provide links to more information on the Common Application or college websites. Know the length and format of each supplemental essay. You can submit essays in two wayspaste in or upload.
Yet dont be careless, and cut and paste a college specific essay into the wrong college. Prepare an activity statement. A short statement about one of your activities is now optional for colleges to use in their Writing Supplement. Use our Into, Through, and Beyond approach in each essay. In each essay provide a hook, key context information, and then powerful ending. You can find our tips for writing great essays on our website: lcollegeessays.