Sometimes we impress ourselves. We’re critiquing along, reading some BSers draft, and a turn of phrase pops out that so perfectly captures the issue that it inspires a full post.
What we mean by this warning to not let the essay get in the way of the story is this:
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There are many, many ways for an essay to not come through on its full potential in sharing YOU with your admissions reader. This post was intended to offer practice tips for avoiding the common issues that prevent that REAL YOU from coming through on the page.
There are another couple thousand ways for an essay to be non-optimized which we cover in depth on this blahg – or hit us up for the Essay Decimator and we’ll let you know if your specific essays to your target school are deficient, or if they’re presenting you with aplomb*!!!
*”aplomb” being one of those words that you really would not want to use in an essay!!!!
There are so many other posts we could point you to on this topic (see the entire category of posts on writing tips)… but here’s a handful:
- Being clear in your writing: Personal interests on the resume (and everywhere else)
- Every word matters: Language and positioning in your essays.