Every student who wishes to enrol in a university has to write an admission essay along with his or her application. This is considered to be a very important part of the application itself. It is an opportunity for the student to show the admission officers everything about his or her personality. This essay will contain all information about the candidate that could not be given in any other part of the application. The first thing that the candidate should do throughout the writing process of the admission essay is to not pretend to be someone else. It is very easy for the admission officers to see through the deception and they will know when the student is lying. The second thing is to not postpone the writing process because it will only lead to unnecessary stress. The other things to be kept in mind are as follows.
Focus on yourself:
It is understandable that you might want to praise the university that you are about to enter or extol upon the dedication that it takes to follow the career path that you have chosen. It is also not interesting for the officers to know about the extracurricular activities that you were a part of while you were in high school. Do remember that these admission officers have to sift through several papers and will not have the time for an uninteresting paper. Instead, you should share a personal story or take a creative approach and share your high school records. What you learnt from the personal experience will help the admission officers learn about your ability to imbibe information.
Do not try to cover a lot of topics in the admission essay. Usually students will not be asked to write pages upon pages of the admission essay. Covering too many topics will make the paper look like a resume. Focus on one single aspect of yourself so that it can make a lasting impression of your personality on the admission officer. The paper should start with a single thread and it should be available throughout the paper. It would be helpful to get an opinion from a parent or a teacher. It will help to give your paper a certain direction and consistency.
Be specific, not ambiguous:
Donot make ambiguous statements. Include specific details in the admission essay. For instance if you make the statement that you would like to surround yourself with people from various backgrounds and interests, it may seem profound but it is just a statement that does not tell anything about yourself. On the other hand if you make a statement that tells the admission officer the reason why you were surrounded, how the collaboration occurred, the occasion when that happened and how it was beneficial to you, it would make a lot of sense.
Use your own language:
An admission essay is not meant to be a display of all of your vocabulary. It needs to be one with proper grammar usage and correct spellings. But it does not need to be a display of all your knowledge. Use only your own words. Using quotations may not go down well with the admission officers. Using phrases and ideas that have been used by people in the past will be seen as monotonous by the officers. When you write about an experience that you had you will definitely use your own words. Do keep in mind that the admission officer will be easily say if your essay has been written by an adult. So keep it true to yourself. It is always better than getting caught because you could not write it yourself.
Proofread before submitting:
This is a very important step and holds good for every paper that you write henceforth during your time at college. Proofreading makes it possible to see mistakes that you did not see when you were writing or typing your paper. Proofread the paper once, twice and even thrice. If possible use the help of an adult to proofread because two sets of eyes are better than one when it comes to proofreading. They will also be able to point out grammatical errors. Do not change any of the material that you have typed. Proofreading is just to help you correct the mistakes that you may have typed. Typos, grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, punctuation errors etc can be identified when proofreading. Also, if you can get the help of an adult to proofread, do ask him whether the writing reflects your personality.