Steps to Write Your College Essay
Respond to the prompt concisely. Remember to show; don't tell. Use examples. NO 2nd person...this is your college essay, use I. The admission offices are trying to determine if you are a good fit for their schools and if you have writing skills. Show off your talents! 😊
Choosing a topic
I recommend you use a prompt from the college to which you will likely apply. Check your dream school's website for the essay topic.
Thinking about it
After visiting the application, think about which prompt fits your style...JUST Think!
Ask yourself dozens of questions about the prompt. Talk out loud, think out loud...pen in hand.
Picking your best idea
Craft your thesis. Build one clear concise sentence that will set the focus for your essay.
Create an outline that you will use. Include the essential points you will make with specific examples you might use.
Putting it away & Playing
Give yourself a break!
Now it is time to detail. Remember rhetorical elements. 5-10-20 formula, imagery, get rid of all forms of BE, standard formal English is a must! No you's nor contractions! No need for "I think" or "I believe."
USE MLA formatting
What are you going to do with it?