College Essay Prompts 2014

“Matt,” I said, “your guinea pig isn’t going to college, you are. I know how much you loved Bucky, but this isn’t going to work.” Matt and I talked about ways that he could write an essay that would reflect his love of animals and he settled on writing about his experience at the rescue ranch.

And colleges are probably going to be flooded with cliched essays that deviate little from one another.

I’ll give you one example of what I’m talking about.

Like a lot of high school seniors, my nephew Matt originally wrote his college essay in his English class. Louis.) Matt wrote about his pet guinea pig who had recently died.

One reason why students are confused is because I believe that high school counselors and English teachers typically don’t understand what elements are necessary to compose an excellent admission essay.

An English paper is an entirely different animal than a college essay.

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  1. Mais on peut répondre aussi que ça ne marche pas toujours, que ce n'est pas toujours efficace ; on peut aussi préciser que parfois il est plus efficace de s'exprimer directement, par exemple dans un discours politique, plutôt qu'à travers une histoire inventée.