Writing a College Application Essay

Writing a College Application Essay

This self paced course prepares you to write a college application essay in response to a prompt from the Common Application used by a set of colleges or to an original prompt given by an individual college.

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This self paced course prepares you to write a college application essay in response to a prompt from the Common Application used by a set of colleges or to an original prompt given by an individual college.

Through video instruction, assignments, and online resources this course will cover the following topics and skills:

  • Giving the college admissions office the answer to their question – putting “you” on paper allowing them get to know who you are, what you bring to their college, and if their college is the right fit for you
  • Do’s and Don’ts of an effective essay
  • Sample Common Application and individual essay prompts
  • Examples of various types of essays in response to different type prompts
    • Narrative or Personal Anecdote Essay
    • Self Descriptive Essay
    • Topical Essay
  • Effectively “showing” not “telling”
  • Technical writing tips
  • Use of transition words and sentence structure variety to make your writing more interesting
  • Self editing tips

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