Articles tagged with Application Essay

3 Steps to Edit Your Essay

3 Steps to Edit Your Essay

Composing essays involves a great deal of time and effort, and once most writers have completed a rough draft, editing it is the very last task they wish to face. If you finish a paper and feel this way, do not worry. This is natural.  After you have finished a rough draft, the first thing you should do is leave it. Engage in a different activity. Watch a film. Take a swim. Allow yourself time – at least 24 hours of it. Distancing yourself from your essay will result in a freshly constructive perspective toward it. When you finally do return to your paper, you will be akin to a detached outsider reviewing it, and (hopefully!) you w ... Read More About 3 Steps to Edit Your Essay

5 Tips for Writing Your Medical School Secondary Essays

5 Tips for Writing Your Medical School Secondary Essays

The following piece was written by Linda Abraham. Linda has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the President and Founder of Accepted.com Your AMCAS applications are done, but the app writing party is far from over. Pretty soon, you hope to be swamped with secondary essays and the writing will need to be picked up again. Each med school will ask you for different information – some will just want a check; some will want short answers; some will want essays. And some will want a combo. The following 5 tips will help you get through all of them:1. Timing is everything.You should complete each secondary application w ... Read More About 5 Tips for Writing Your Medical School Secondary Essays

What to Know When Writing Your College Admissions Essay

What to Know When Writing Your College Admissions Essay

The following piece was written by Zach Kwartler. Zach is a graduate of Princeton University and the Marketing Manager for Story To College, an admissions consulting service. He can be reached at zach.kwartler@storytocollege.com.   Imagine you’re applying to Harvard. You attend one of the top high schools in your area, are ranked in the Top 10 in your class, scored above 700 on all three sections of the SAT, and just returned from a 5-week immersion trip in Argentina. With these numbers, how can you not get into a great college? Now, imagine you’re on the Harvard admissions committee. You received over 36,000 applicati ... Read More About What to Know When Writing Your College Admissions Essay

How to Structure Your Medical School Admissions Essay

How to Structure Your Medical School Admissions Essay

The following piece was written by Dr. Mike Frazier. Mike has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former UCLA Medical School Admissions Committee member. He is also the founder of Medical School Insider. The medical school personal statement can be a scary part of your application. However, it doesn't have to be that way! Think of this as a chance to show some personality and mainly to demonstrate your passion for medicine. Get Off to a Solid Start One of the most important parts of your medical school personal statement will be your opening sentence. You want to have something that really grabs the reader's atte ... Read More About How to Structure Your Medical School Admissions Essay

What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Harvard Medical School faculty member. She is the founder of Insider Medical Admissions.  If you haven’t yet had a chance, please take a look at my last piece on writing a medical school personal statement. As I mentioned then, I wrote my personal statements for medical school and emergency medicine residency without much of a clue as to what went on behind the closed doors of medical admissions committees. But I quickly gained a lot of insight when - years later - I found myself reading ... Read More About What Your Medical School Essay Reader is Thinking

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