To understand the strength of the essay, we must first look at the prompt: the admissions officers at Oberlin want you to "explain why Oberlin College will help you grow." This sounds straightforward, but be careful.
The supplemental college essay, however, needs to be different for every application.
Thus, it's tempting to dash off a generic and vague piece that can be used at multiple schools, resulting in a weak essay.
This book includes examples of application entries, “most meaningful” experiences, personal statements, secondary essays, and letters of intent.
This is comprehensive and up to date guide offers realistic advice for applicants on many topics including: University of Arizona College of Medicine (Tucson) University of Arizona College of Medicine (Phoenix) A. Still University–School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA), Mesa Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM), Glendale University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM), Dothan Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine–Auburn Campus (VCOM-Auburn), Auburn California Northstate University School of Medicine, Elk Grove Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine, Riverside University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine–California (TUCOM-CA), Vallejo Western University of Health Sciences/ College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (Western U/COMP), Pomona Florida Atlantic University Charles E.
She knows the school well, and her interests and goals line up perfectly with Oberlin's strengths.
This short essay will certainly be a positive piece of her application.
I’ve been a bit of an entrepreneur ever since second grade when I made a dollar producing and performing The Runaway Bunny for my extended family.
I’m drawn to a program that supports the move from classroom learning to creative hands-on, real-world applications.
Most college applicants fail to put adequate time into a supplemental college essay.
The Common Application's personal essay allows a student to write a single essay for multiple colleges.