College Application Season!

5 Nov

It’s College Application Week here at Lincoln, so I thought we’d feature some writing tips for those challenging application papers so many seniors are writing.

You can find some great tips here: http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/articles/Pages/Top-Ten-Tips-for-Writing-a-College-Essay-.aspx

Most important: be yourself and be honest.

Sincerity is key. If you don’t care about what you are writing about then why would a college admissions officer care to read it?

Don’t get overwhelmed by form. This isn’t a five paragraph essay for English class, so instead focus on narrative. When it comes down to it, you are telling a story, so imagine how you would share this story with a friend or family member.

Lastly, relax! It’s hard writing about yourself, and there’s a lot of pressure put on the application paper. But the less you stress, the more natural your paper will be. Still feeling the stress? Stop by the Writing Center. We’re always happy to help!

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