You may be able to write about a trip like this only if you focus on a specific experience within the broader trip. The Common App has made applying to college easier in so many ways. “What if I press the wrong button and submit applications to every school without including my essay?
Sometimes you can get too close to the essay and be unable to see it clearly.
Other people can often tell if there isn’t enough being revealed, if your essay rambles, if the humor is falling flat, or if you’re not making the impression you’d want to.
That said, as with so that now rely on the miracles of modern technology for basic functionality, the Common App’s online platform can be a little confusing — and scary!
What if I forget to the press the submit button altogether?!!! We are here to clarify the most confusing and least intuitive elements of that temperamental online application form.
Old school paper letters are allowed; if your school uses Naviance that works too, and your recommenders can also use the Common App site themselves.
CEA Recommends: make the recommendation process as easy for your recommenders as possible.
It should also be noted that once an application has been submitted to a school it can no longer be revised.
Any subsequent changes will only be reflected in the applications you submit moving forward.
Writing an "un-essay." Many students, particularly some of the brightest ones, have a negative reaction to the strictures of the admission essay.
In response, Robinson says, "They want to write in stream-of-consciousness or be sarcastic, and I totally understand this reaction. Do not write about drug use, drinking and driving, arrests or jail time. The problem with these topics is not that they are depressing, but that such powerful topics can be challenging to write about.