How to set up your college essay

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Feeling stressed about what to write your college essay about? Thankfully we have some answers that can help you generate ideas. All thanks to an interview we conducted with Keith Wilkerson from College Thoughts - an expert on helping high school students find the right college fit for them. I mean, do you have a talent? Sure, maybe, but does it make a good enough essay to get you into college?

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You may have an amazing story to tell for your college application essay, but your writing is going to fall flat if it doesn't use an engaging and effective style. Wordiness is by far the most common stylistic error in college admissions essays. In most cases, students could cut one-third of an essay, lose no meaningful content, and make the piece much more engaging and effective. Wordiness comes in many forms with many different names—deadwood, repetition, redundancy, BS, filler, fluff—but whatever the type, those extraneous words have no place in a winning college admissions essay.

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March 24, Staff Writers. When applying for college, every aspect of your college application is important. However, a strong college admission essay is one of the most important elements of the application.

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