Forty-Eight (48) College Essay FAQ on Quora
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Please pose your own questions, and please upvote answers you find helpful. My most recent is about COVID-19:
What will college admissions officers do when everyone’s application essay is about COVID-19 next year? [News flash as of May 28, 2020: the Common App in 2020 will have a special place for your COVID-19 related information.Read more about the COVID-19 space on the Common App here]
Is it ever a good idea to use borderline-offensive language in a college essay if they’re quotes from other people?
What are your thoughts on Harvard rescinding acceptance for ten students for posting offensive memes?
How do I write a passive-aggressive “apology” letter to someone who you have to, but someone who has been rude to you?
What are the best places to eat out in Ann Arbor for students of the University of Michigan with parents in town visiting?
Is it a bad idea to begin a personal statement for an undergrad program (not necessarily creative writing) with a short poem written by you?
In an academic essay, can you say I visualized her feelings in her face? I am writing a paper on my art piece. However, as I am an international student, there are quite a few unsure sentences.
If my passion for writing is evident in my transcript, should the topic of my college essay revolve around writing?
For my college essay, I wanted to write about my father’s brain cancer and how that has shaped my perspective and character. Is that too personal?
In what circumstances should you use the same MBA essay that got you rejected in your first stint at applying for the top 5 programs?
Should I explain the B+ I got in an otherwise 4.0 transcript because of personal reasons on my college application?
What goes on in a large admissions office for college/university? How are decisions made? Are there any confessions?
Who could a homeschooled 21-year old get to write their letters of recommendation for college? Would enrolling in community college for one year before beginning a four year college simply for letters of recommendation be a bad idea?
My most-read answer has nothing to do with writing or essays. As of this writing, over 18,000 people have read about an experience I had in a movie theater:
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