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Effective College Application Essay for Studying Abroad

Effective College Application Essay for Studying Abroad – All those students who have planned to study abroad are ready with all the information about colleges, applications, procedures with the right scores in place Ms. Suchitra Surve shares an add on information on how to write an effective college application essays while applying abroad. The college application essay is one of the most important documents that you will be preparing for. Though as students we are used to writing essays right from our school days, the compositions that we are aware of. But the college applications essays are a little different and very important as they are one of the influences in your admissions.

While writing essays, one of the most important point, that you have to remember is – The Question. What is the question aiming to hear from you? What does it expect from you, what should be the focus while answering? So while you are making and framing your sentences, try and re-read whether you are answering the question asked. Secondly stick to the word limit. Please understand and remember that the college application committee has a large number of applications to scan from. So if you go beyond the word limit, you will definitely have a problem. Generally they will give you word limits which may be a minimum of 250 words try to stick to it. Sometimes the essays, just give you a minimum word limit and no maximum. At times there is also a maximum word limit that you have. Your job as a student is to stick to this limit. But in this limit make the most sense that is possible.

The other thing that you have to remember while writing essays is to be concise. Be clear in what you want to convey or want the admission committee to know about you. Generally your essays should focus on your life, the challenges that you have accomplished, the transition that you have had, the lessons that you have learnt or something that is very unique that has made you the person that you are and how wonderful a fit, you are going to be to the course and the college.

Some essays can be generic, so it is essential to identify what as a student you want the admission committee to know about you. Is it about your work experience, is it about you as a person or is it about your leadership or the achievements. Try identifying what is your essay goal focusing at and accordingly write it. Another important aspect is to ensure that you give the right details in the essay and the most important aspect in an essay is proof reading. Ensure that you are speaking and writing in the language that you are comfortable with, which should represent you and your ability and your proficiency. Make sure that somebody reads it; remove all the errors, re-read it as many times as you can. Check for spellings, grammar and sentence formations. Make sure that your essay is not too verbose. It should be able to highlight and portray the kind of person you are, your thought process, your life experiences and what kind of a student you intend to be through that essay.

There are many times, students in an effort to impress use lots of proverbs, words and cliché sentences which are repeated and not required to enhance your essays, so try and avoid using these cliché paragraphs or proverbs; use only if they make sense to you, and the application and the course that you are applying to. Focus on details, the right language, your grammar, spellings. Does it convey, add value and make sense to the admission committee to have you as a student and helps them to select you as a potential student for their course and college.