Blog #11: College Essay Help

Stop! Read This Before Sending Those College App Essays Out

I tell students to give their essays “the test of time”. Before sending them out, put them in a drawer and take them out a few days later. Read them to parents, family members – OUT LOUD. You would be amazed at how many mistakes you will find – grammar, spelling. You will also find that you should add information, might need to move paragraphs around. Your essay should be perfect. This is important. Many times someone like myself, an essay editor, can catch mistakes that you don’t see. For more information about my services, please email me at

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    • Well, when I tuahgt freshman English in college, I never used writing prompts, because I think they’re stupid. I also didn’t teach the textbook, because I think that’s ineffective. I tuahgt analytical thinking, critical reading, and cogent writing.The Scientific MethodIdentify the problem (ask the right question)Propose a hypothesis (a solution or an answer)Perform experiments (do research)Analyze data (test the hypothesis)Confirm or reject the hypothesis; form theoryThe Academic FormatIntroduction (thesis)SummaryProofRefutationConclusionThe Dramatic PlotExpositionRising action (conflict)Turning pointFalling actionResolutionAnyone see a pattern? It’s all about the structure, organization and development of thought.I let my students come up with their own topics. Write about what interests you, I told them. Write about what you love, or better yet write about what you hate, as that will really get your blood boiling. Write about the field you’re studying or the career you intend to pursue.Law, medicine, management, engineering, politics, religion, sports, whatever, the topic doesn’t matter. What matters is how you structure, organize and develop your idea.That’s what I tuahgt.

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    • Glad to help. Appreciate your positive comments. Any topics you would like me to write about concerning college essay writing or writing in general?

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