College Application Essays

In addition to grades, SAT scores, and extra-curricular activities, one of the most important ways your child can stand out among the rest is his/her college application essay. The following resources provide tips, information and samples to help your child get into his or her first choice university. I know that I would have appreciated this help when I was in high school, but Beach Cities Tutoring can also provide you with individualized assistance with your college application essay.

 

10 Tips for Writing Your College Application Essay

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/professors-guide/2010/09/15/10-tips-for-writing-the-college-application-essay?msg=1

This is a great article although sometimes writing a college essay with these tips is easier said than done.  Tip #3 is especially important as you want to be memorable when the college admissions board are reading all these essays.

 

Sample College Essay Prompts

http://www.hpregional.org/departments/english/mhassenplug/100%20topics.html

This site provides a variety of sample college application essay topics that you can use to practice writing your college application essay.

 

Formatting your College Application Essay

http://www.ehow.com/how_7768506_format-college-application-essay.html

This site provides step-by-step guidelines on formatting your college essay once you have chosen your topic and read the tips and prompts above.

 

Three Sample College Application Essays

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