9. Proofread. Carefully review your college admissions essay several times, checking for spelling, grammar and content.
Millions of high school seniors around the country are busy penning college admissions essays based on prompts like the thought-provoking ones below, which we pulled from this year’s applications. (In many cases, the prompts below are one of a few options given by the colleges.)
"Reed College Admissions Essay"
These last few days, I have been working with several students with a desire to go to the University of California to finish their Common App essays. Oddly enough, two of the students had the exact same name! Anyway, we made substantial improvements to the flow and content of both of their college admission essays [...]