December 8 - Want to Get Accepted to College Everywhere? Use These 6

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According to the education experts at Magoosh [https://magoosh.com]—an online solution that gives everyone access to enjoyable, affordable, and quality test prep—admissions officers deal with thousands of essays, and they're more than happy to stop reading yours because it doesn't meet their standards.

Here are 6 tips to make sure that will never happen:

#1: THINK SMALL TO WIN BIG

You can't sum up your entire life philosophy in 500 words, so don't even try—pick a narrow enough topic that you can fully develop.

#2: BE YOU—NOT YOUR WEIRDLY MATURE ALTER-EGO

Write from the heart about something you actually care about. When you're just saying what you think people want to hear, it shows.

#3: DON'T TALK ABOUT THE TWO D'S

That means no death and divorce, along with other controversial topics. However, make sure your topic isn't overused, either.

#4: OPEN WITH AN ANECDOTE—OR A WEIRD SENTENCE

You need to grab your admission officer's attention before they get bored, so either start with a story that puts them in the middle of an interesting situation, or an attention-grabbing sentence you'll go on to explain.

#5: FOCUS YOUR ESSAY AROUND A STORY

If you're not sure how to cram all your thoughts into a logical structure, find an important moment in your life and tell the colleges about it (but make it entertaining!).

#6: CHANNEL DISNEY AND END WITH A MORAL

A story by itself means nothing—make sure you explain exactly what it means and how it has shaped your life.

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For more on how to write a killer statement of purpose, read:
https://magoosh.com/hs/college-admissions/2015/college-admissions-essay-top-tips-for-making-a-statement-colleges-will-remember-in-a-good-way/