Writing an essay when you are applying to a college is one of the most stressful, yet important things with your application. Many colleges require an essay with your application, or they will not even look at. Top colleges and Ivy League universities require two and three essays with your application. There are colleges however that only work off of your high school transcript and SAT scores.
If you’re applying to attend colleges, then you can bet on a minimum of six of those will require an application. When you sit down to write the application it is very easy to go blank and not write anything. Many students become very nervous and anxious at this point. You do not know what to say or what they want to hear. You do not want to write anything that will hurt your chances of getting admitted, especially if it is your top choice college.
Many colleges will assign a topic for the essay that they want you to write about. Some colleges will even offer you a list of topics for you to choose from. Some colleges will just give you a general suggestion to write about. Last, but not least, there are colleges that just require you to turn in an essay. They want to see what you, the student, can be creative and come up with to write about.
If you’re stuck and have to choose something to write about, then choose something that was a meaningful lesson learned in your life. You may remember your kindergarten teacher helping you learn how to do basic addition problems. You may remember your first grade teacher helping you learn how to read. You may remember a time when you volunteered at a hospital more recently that you put a smile on an elderly person’s face. There are many different things you can write about, just make sure it is something you are passionate about and not just some boring, dull subject.