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A college essay is not an academic essay, it’s not an essay that you would write in English class, and it’s not an essay that most English teachers have been trained to help write (trust us on that last part). College essays are a completely unique type of writing that somehow became one of the most important parts of a college application — despite the fact that almost no student is ever really taught how to write them in high school.
Students that have never written successful college essays execute at least one of the three components of essays incorrectly: theme, concept, and style. These three components must have synergy; your theme informs the concept, which in turn requires a style that reflects the theme. Much of this is extremely subtle, but the psychological response by admissions officers to even small nuances can completely change the success of an essay. But perhaps the biggest mistake students make is clicking the “submit” button for an essay that was only reviewed by older friends. Even if they attend a top school, you don’t know if they were accepted for a completely different profile and in fact wrote subpar college essays (we know this can be especially true because we reject about 80% of the applicants from the Ivy League that want to work for us).
Essay Topics That Should Be Avoided
Most students center their college essays on the following topics, all of which (unless written extremely carefully with the right lenses) are usually unsuccessful or highly clichéd.
The Powerful Lesson Taught by My (Grand)Mother/Father
Many applicants are convinced that a touching or powerful story about what they learned from a relative forms a solid essay. This essay is probably the most common essay submitted each year – thousands of students write about their relatives and often do so in a manner that either focuses too much on the relative, or comes across as extremely cliché.
My Sports Underdog Struggle
Common App essays should almost never be about sports; this is perhaps the second most common essay written annually. The story is always the same; the writer has a strong passion for a game/team, works extremely hard but loses some competition or fails to keep up in some manner, vacillates on his or her commitment, and then finally does the impossible after having an epiphany. Your essay needs to be more unique than this.
My Cultural Background is Unique
Regardless if it is or isn’t, the fact that so many people write this essay works against the idea that it is unique. You can always weave in components of your cultural background into an essay, or indirectly speak to it through a vehicle, however using your cultural background as the central focus of an essay is rarely successful.