When it comes time to organize your essay, think old school: start with an intro and thesis paragraph, follow that with, say, three paragraphs that build your case, and then move to a conclusion.
Don’t feel wedded to this construction, but use it as a fallback if no other obvious organization is coming to you.
Make sure the camera is on you, and if it isn’t, move on to another subject.
That said, by all means, if it makes you happy, bring your Harry Potter collection to college.
Inside, you'll find: You'll also find critiques of the sample essays that guide you toward the best practices and away from common mistakes.
There's even a chapter for parents that lets you capitalize on help you'll find at home.The regular admissions application deadline for Montclair State is March 1.Interested students can apply for early action, and the Montclair State early action deadline is November 15."An invaluable resource for students, parents, and counselors-a down-to-earth guide to this anxiety-producing part of the admissions process." --Scott White, counselor, Montclair High School, Montclair, NJ A good college application essay takes admission officers beyond the numbers and shows them who you are, what you care about, and how you think.Maximize the opportunity to "tell us about yourself" with this simple guide to the craft of personal statements and application essays.I am currently seeking admission to the history program at Montclair State University.As a prospective student, I believe Montclair to be the perfect fit for my educational goals.And trust me, “boring” is not the word you want ascribed to your essay.That said, if you have a high degree of confidence that your essay relating to the young wizard is unique, go for it. Remember Item #4: Not only is this not your uncle’s essay it’s not Harry’s either.High schools aren’t known for teaching personal narrative, so this may be your first foray into first-person writing.Don’t worry if you have no idea what your voice “sounds” like.