Use the Maximum Word Count in College Essays

If the maximum word count for a college admissions essays is 650 words, applicants should not write 500 words. They should write 650 words — or pretty close to it. When you’re a real estate developer in Manhattan and you’re allowed to build twenty-five stories, you don’t build ten stories … 

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College Essays

As we continue to explore common mistakes college applicants so often make in their college essays, let’s take a look at another example of a paragraph that features some of these very errors students often include in their admissions essays. Or maybe this next paragraph is without an egregious mistake. … 

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College Admissions Essay

What role does the college admissions essay play in the admissions process to highly selective universities? A big one. While high school courses, grades and standardized test scores carry the most weight in admission decisions, the essay is an applicant’s opportunity to stand out, to share a unique voice, and … 

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