A great application essay will present a vivid, personal, and compelling view of you to the admission staff. It will round out the rest of your application and help you stand out from the other applicants. Theis one of the only parts of your application over which you have complete control, so take the time to do a good job on it. Check out these tips before you begin.
Keep Your Focus Narrow and Personal
Your essay must prove a single point or thesis. The reader must be able to find your main idea and follow it from beginning to end. Try having someone read just your introduction to see what he or she thinks your essay is about.
Essay that try to be too comprehensive end up sounding watered-down. Remember, it’s not about telling the committee what you’ve done, they can pick that up from your list of activities instead, it’s about showing them who you are.