Now I did mention brainstorming before and this activity can be brilliant in helping you find a good college application essay topic. Try brainstorming with other students, perhaps even those who are in the same boat as you looking for the right topic.
And this principle, reading the work of people who have been successful, applies very much to you when writing a good college application essay on any topic. Yes, you can do some brainstorming and we can talk about that in more detail later. But do understand that colleges keep copies of outstanding material written by their students. This material is freely available. It’s a great way to educate yourself, it’s free and there could be terrific benefits for your writing skills.
Really Good College Application Essays
How to Write Your College Application Essay by Kenneth Nourse is a good book, but (and yes there is a but), it is very boring, perhaps distractingly so. Yet, with that stated, author Kenneth Nourse knows his “stuff” and does a great job instructing students in the ins and outs of writing a good college application essay. Here is the one drawback to choosing this book over other options; How to Write Your College Application Essay doesn’t really adequately cover how to make your essay shine above the rest. It will be up to you to determine how to make yourself stand out to admissions officers when they are reading different admissions essays.