Resources for the College-Application Essay Writer
Recommended Reading & Viewing:
Behind the Hillside approach to supporting applicants
A quick list of essentials from an experienced essay-reader.
What's meaningful and memorable for the application reader.
Four college-application essays featured in The New York Times.
(And four more!)
"[T]he real argument should be with oneself." [The New York Times]
On the value to colleges of supplement essays. [The New York Times]
"We hope these essays inspire you as you prepare to compose your own personal statements."
On "the persistent vogue among secondary-school students for so-called service." [The New York Times]
When intellectual curiosity is in evidence, admissions officers take note. [The Huffington Post]
"Essays should be self-reflective. This is the difference between a good essay and a great essay." [The Huffington Post]
“Write about what you know. It is the little details that can be most revealing.” [The Boston Globe]
"Your perspective – the lens through which you view your topic – is far more important than the specific topic itself."
Here's a place to begin
your thinking about your essay...