College Essays and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and Admissions Essays, College Essay Time

Start writing your Regular Decision college essays before Thanksgiving dinner as you never know when the Tryptophan will kick in. For this young man in the front, it seems as though it already has…

It’s just about Thanksgiving and it’s wise to spend this break from school working on college admissions essays for the Regular Decision cycle. This applies to all students — even those who applied through Early Decision and Early Action policies. Why’s that, you ask? Because you won’t have time to write strong admissions essays to a host of schools to which you apply Regular Decision after you find out your Early Decision or Early Action decision(s). Sure, you can still put words on a page. We never have any doubt that students can put 500 to 650 words on a page. It’s not particularly difficult to string 650 words together. But to string together 650 words that sway admissions officers to want to root for you — now that’s something. And that’s how we help our students. The essays of our students sway admissions officers to want to go to bat for them. It’s that simple.

Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve to get cracking on that Why Penn essay. Admissions officers at Penn will know if you put those words on the page in the final hours because those essays will be mediocre at best. It’s unlikely that last minute essay will convince an admissions officer that Penn is your first choice, that you’ve really done your research on the University of Pennsylvania, and that you’d matriculate if admitted. Simply writing about a Ben Franklin statue in this essay isn’t going to get you in. Do you know how many students write about that statue? Oy vey!

If you’re interested in Ivy Coach’s assistance with your admissions essays, fill out our consult form and we’ll be in touch promptly. There’s a high likelihood that the essays you submitted to your Early Decision or Early Action school(s) were trite and all too common if you didn’t have our help (we know this because 99% of students’ admissions essays are terrible). Why make the same mistake again and again and again? Now is the time to correct course. Not at 11 PM on December 31st. And, yes, we are available over the holiday to work with you on these essays.


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