Congratulations! You’ve written the first draft of your college application essay. While you still have work ahead of you, the most mentally taxing part–coming up with your initial story and reflection–is done. Now it’s time to polish your story to a shine.
Writers often confuse revising, editing, and proofreading. Let’s quickly review the difference among these three important tasks, for they will all need your attention.
For a full discussion of the important differences between revising, editing, and proofreading (and why you should even care), see the rest of this article in Chapter 6 of our title How to Write a College Application Essay: Expert Advice to Help You Get Into the College of Your Dreams.
Providing everything a student needs to go from draft to polished essay, the instruction in How to Write a College Application Essay is straightforward, easy to apply, and inspiring. Includes sample essays from students who got into the colleges of their dreams.
“How to Write a College Application Essay is a valuable resource that I enthusiastically recommend to my students and their families.” —Lisa Scanio, High School Counselor, Adlai Stevenson High School