Re: I am looking for some tips on writing essays for the Top US Colleges? What are some things to consider in picking a topic? Thanks Ashok
By: Abhinav on Aug. 1, 2019, 11:07 p.m.
I think the most important thing is to be extremely authentic. College AO's are really good at knowing when you're being overly pretentious and trying to make things seem bigger/better than they are. Never do that. AO's know that you're just a 17/18 year old kid who's still figuring things out. So write your essays on things that genuinely mean the most to you. Even if it's about something as simple as playing a sport with your friends. Also, make it a point to think really deeply about what you're writing and to try and convey exactly what it is that you've learnt from your experience and why it means so much to you. AO's also use the essays to see what it is that you've got to offer to their university and to other students. Last but not the least, remember that you're trying to paint a picture of who you are through the essays, not who you think they would like to admit.