2018-2019 MIT Essay Advice Rocks


MIT released its 2018-2019 essays–the same as last year. They are great essays that kids can really use to demonstrate their power. The advice MIT gave about the essays is fabulous. http://mitadmissions.org/blogs/entry/our-2018-19-application-essay-questions

  • “You are more interesting than anyone you can pretend to be; indeed, you are compelling and interesting enough as you are (you do not need to be more, or different, than what you are).
  • You should learn something new about yourself in every essay you write (otherwise, you’re probably not being introspective enough).
  • When trying to decide what to write about, pretend a friend you hadn’t spoken to in awhile had asked the question, not a college (you’ll get less performance anxiety and write more unselfconsciously).
  • After you draft your essay, give it to a good friend, and ask them if it sounds like you; if it doesn’t, rewrite it until it does (because if your friends can’t see you in your words, how can we?). “

About Rebecca

Dr. Rebecca Joseph is the developer of this unique integrated website and mobile application that provides all college application requirements for more than 750 major universities in the US and Canada. She has a PhD from UCLA and is a national expert on writing powerful college application essays.

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