One common mistake in the essay is a lack of appreciation for the entirety of the pen curriculum as a pen undergrad. You can take courses across all four undergraduate schools and some students don’t really acknowledge the uniqueness of this kind of flexibility and breadth.
Where you can focus on one area extremely in-depth but still have the latitude to explore interests hobbies and take fun electives so it’s something that’s very unique something and while you don’t want to write an entire essay about it completely ignoring the fact such an awesome diverse curriculum might show that you’re a little bit out of touch with academic setting.
Another mistake I see a lot is the fact that students fresh out of AP Lang or the regular English class seem to write an essay that is a little bit more like a history or English essay with a thesis and a repetition of the thesis as the conclusion and it’s not what you want to write. Here you want to think of Mars a story and think of your favorite movie. Within the first 10 minutes the introduction is the ending revealed no maybe there’s foreshadowing to what the ending might be but is it is it revealed in the first 10 minutes almost verbatim what the last 10 minutes.
So you want to write a story, you want to reveal kind of the ending of your own narrative story at the end of your essay, so write creatively to prepare for the essays. Your application essays to pen and you know write some short stories. Begin to read more stories and then I’ll get you out of the mindset of coming up with a thesis. If you’re reading a lot of essays in the admittance up in the admissions office and you know they’re all boring next it’s going to be boring, is pretty laid-back especially the admissions office. Write an awesome story definitely, write some story.
Another mistake would be talking about Ben Franklin. Giving Ben Franklin’s life too much of a place in your essay, they might want you to analyze a Ben Franklin quotation. Ben Franklin might have some kind of role in the prompt the essay, so you might think that you need to recite what Ben huh what Ben did in his early years, how he developed as a person and spend about half your essay talking about Ben Franklin, when in fact any kind of prompt should only be used as a starting point. The jumping-off point you want to make sure in your essays that you talk about petting inside the classroom and outside of the classroom and do somehow creatively, someone narrative, reference that out in high will allow you to further interest in something, explore completely new interests that recently was created, because of some experience.
You’ve had it works really hard, well you want to tie together what you did in high school listen what you did in high schools already in other places of your application so you want to tie that will allow you to further your goals. You don’t want to just simply talk about everything you did in high school that kind of sounds like a thesis as to why. You should get in instead you want to be a little bit more creative with it and be a little more creative in your essays in general. I would say as opposed to the interview which you want to play pretty safe in the essays in your own writing portions. A lot of people are incredibly boring so as long as you’re not weird as long as it works have people read it you know if it’s creative and it’s horrible that’s how people say it’s horrible. You don’t want to chance it but you’ll be afraid to be a little more creative, you have a little bit of flexibility in your essays to tell your story the way you want to tell your story.