College Application Essay Tip #6: Always Write in the First Person


College Application Essay Tip #6: Always Write in the First Person

Tip # 6: Always write in the first person. Remember, these are autobiographical essays, even when you talk about other people or issues. Remember the colleges are looking to accept you, not your relatives.

So use the one third and two thirds rule.

If you choose to write about someone or something else, you must show how it affected you for the majority of the essay. Weave the other person or issue in and then use them as a metaphor for who you are now. Your essays show colleges why you belong on college campuses and share how you will enrich diverse communities.


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