In High School, our academic counselors would tell us that our college admission essays were a very vital aspect of getting accepted in college. They would inform us that it didn’t matter the excellent grades we got .If our campus admission essay was written in a poor manner it would mess up our chances of getting into campus. They told us to write it in a way which brought out our personalities. They informed us that colleges wanted to read admission essays that told a story about ourselves, our ambitions and dreams. They also wanted to get a glimpse of our personality in a thoughtful and mature manner. We were warned though about going too deep into personal matters that was irrelevant to the application. This usually put off the admission board.
What they desired to see were issues and matters that had a large impact on our lives, which led us to reach the stage that we were currently at. This included the life struggles that you had to undergo to achieve academically and personally. It also meant the obstacles that you had to overcome in life. The tone of the essay also mattered because nobody would want to read an essay that was written in a rude and arrogant manner. It was vital that we wrote out our achievements in a way that didn’t sound as if we were bragging. We were also informed that we should try our best to sound like we weren’t whining or complaining about our problems. At the end of the day, all the colleges expected, was to get students in its campus grounds that not only had excellent grades, but also students who would be good citizens of the campus. After receiving this information, I had to ensure that my college admission essay stood out so that I could be placed in the acceptance pile.