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What age groupYear or Grade 11
What topicWriting a successful college application essay
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Hello everyone and welcome to today's lesson on writing a successful college application essay. By now, you are all in your junior or senior year of high school and starting to think about applying to college. Admissions committees look at a variety of factors when determining whether or not to offer you admission, but one of the most important is your application essay.


Let's start with a quick icebreaker activity to get us all thinking about what makes a good college application essay. Take a minute to think about someone you admire - it could be a family member, a friend, a celebrity, or anyone else. What qualities do they possess that you admire? Write down three traits or characteristics that come to mind.

Once you have your list, think about how you might convey those traits through a college application essay. How can you use your own experiences and accomplishments to demonstrate the same qualities that you admire in others?


Now that we've warmed up our brains a bit, let's dive into the topic of college application essays. We'll start by talking about what makes a good essay, including the elements that admissions committees are looking for. We'll also look at some examples of successful essays and discuss what makes them stand out.

Next, we'll talk about the writing process itself. You'll learn tips for generating ideas, organizing your thoughts, and crafting a compelling essay that tells your unique story. We'll also discuss how to revise and polish your essay to make sure it's the best it can be.


By the end of this lesson, you'll have a better understanding of what goes into a successful college application essay and be equipped with the knowledge and skills to write your own. Remember, your essay is your chance to show admissions committees who you are and why you're a great fit for their school. Good luck!