Diary of a College Application Essay

WRITING THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ESSAY – DIARY OF A COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ESSAY #2

July 2, 2013 I have not stopped thinking about my college admissions essay. My original schedule had me finishing a first draft by the 4th of July but that is not going to happen so I have redone the spread sheet; you have to be flexible. Besides, the Grandpop Walker idea didn’t go anywhere. It …

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Diary of a College Admissions Essay

November 25, 2012 Sunday after Thanksgiving. More supplementals today, almost finished. Still trying to be “original,” without being totally bizarre. Like today, I wrote one where I said that when I toured Bucknell I was amazed to learn that I spoke their language. I was fluent in “Bucknell.” What was important to them, was important …

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WRITING THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ESSAY: Diary of a College Admissions Essay

November 1, 2012 Started working on the short essay on the Common App. “Elaborate on my extra curricular?” Okay, not only am I on the volleyball team but I look really hot in my uniform. Uhm, that’s probably not it. Okay… more brainstorming. I guess I could talk about how I am absolutely sure that …

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WRITING THE COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY: Diary of a College Application Essay

October 26, 2012 Finished my essay about two days ago, then let it “cook.” Didn’t read it, tried not to think about it although it seems that’s all anyone at good old SoLa is talking about these days. Then, the big moment… I read it again and… I liked it! Well, most of it. There …

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WRITING THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ESSAY – Diary of a College Admissions Essay – Entry #5

October 10, 2012- Morning Got up early in a panic today, cannot believe I’m so behind on my essay. First the SAT’s (I know I did better!), then Homecoming (the SoLa football team won, I lost Dylan at the dance but that’s okay, the guy was out of control creepy and you know what I …

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Writing the College Admissions Essay – DIARY OF A COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ESSAY – ENTRY #3

October 2, 2012 I hate my topic! Teaching a kid how to dive? It’s pathetic. Who cares? What does it say about me? I have a lot of free time on my hands? I know how to keep my chin tucked? It’s okay, I’ve still got plenty of time. I’ll come up with another one. …

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