Post-16 Support: US Essay Writing Guidance

A useful guide and compendium of information to support you in writing US Application Essay.


Checklist:

Do:

Make a list of things that matter to you. What are you passionate about?
Prepare to write by reading. Read good quality texts; it will impact your writing!
Expect to write several drafts, so start early!
Ask people you trust for their feedback

Don’t:
Hassle college staff, or treat them rudely, interactions are tracked and it may negatively impact your application.
Overuse cliches – it won’t help the admissions officer get to know you.
Rely on spell-check – check and check again!
Use the essay to repeat your resume/ CV – tell them something they don’t know!


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