Archive for September, 2010

Reading an Admission Essay

by Joshua Henry In the three years that I worked as an Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admission at the College of William & Mary, I estimate that I read more than 7,000 college essays. Yet, when students, parents or counselors ask, “What makes a good essay?”, I’m not able to launch into a concrete description of the perfect piece of writing that will win the heart of an admission officer. ...
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