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Assistance with University Admissions Essay Preparation
Highland Park, Illinois
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Now is the season when students are preparing essays for admission to university programs. Your essay reveals something important about you that your grades and test scores can't- your personality. It can give admission officers a sense of who you are, as well as showcasing your writing skills. I have assisted students in following the tips provided below through face-to-face consultations and e-mail exchange. I would be happy to assist you or your child in developing a top-notch essay to support the University Admission Process. 1. Get started by brainstorming Starting the essay can be the hardest part. Brainstorming about your personality traits and defining your strengths is a good place to begin. 2. Let your first draft flow After you've gathered your notes, create an outline to organize your essay and decide where you want examples to appear. Now you're ready to write your first draft. Don't worry about making it perfect. Just get your ideas flowing and your thoughts down on paper. You'll fix mistakes and improve the writing in later drafts. 3. Develop three essay parts Introduction: One paragraph that introduces your essay. Body: Several paragraphs explaining the main idea with examples. Conclusion: One paragraph that summarizes and ends the essay. 4. Be specific Give your essay focus by figuring out how the question relates to your personal qualities and then taking a specific angle. Make sure everything you write supports that viewpoint. 5. Be honest The essay question might ask you about your best quality, an experience that shaped you or the reason you want to attend a certain college. Don't be tempted to write what you think the admission officers want to hear; answer the question honestly. 6. Get feedback Show your draft to family, friends or teachers. Ask if it makes sense and sounds like you. Consider their feedback and make changes, but keep your voice. High school senior Dana warns, "Make sure the essay is in your own voice. If at some point you read over your essay and you hear your mother's voice, something is wrong." 7. Proofread and make corrections Read your essay over carefully to check for typos and spelling and grammar errors. It's best to ask someone who hasn't seen it yet to take a look as well. They're likely to see mistakes you won't catch. Feel free to write me to initially agree some requirements and how we might set out to meet these in the time allotted us. Sincerely, Charles Martin Borkowski


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