How to write a great college essay

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How to write a great college essay

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A good college essay needs to reflect who the child is. They say to bring out your inner 'you', and that does not mean the adult help that the child is getting. So I would make sure your child's essay doesn't have words like 'heretofore' because that's going to be a sure sign that you as a lawyer might have helped in that essay. Your essay, or your child's essay will need to reflect that he or she is an interesting person, a thinker, someone who will bring something to the table in classroom discussions and good writing is only part of the equation, that's not something your child should worry about, because teenagers are overly verbose. And colleges don't want to see lame topics like, "I traveled to Guatemala and saw that everyone there is just as interesting and just as happy as the people in my hometown of Greenwich, CT."
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JD Rothman

Author, Blogger & College Pundit

JD Rothman, the author of the L.A. Times bestseller The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions, started her popular satirical blog TheNeuroticParent.com while on an eight-state college tour with her older son. She frequently appears on panels with admission officers, and blogs about the insanity of the college process for the Huffington Post. A former instructor of remedial freshman composition, Rothman's day job is as an Emmy-winning children's television writer, producer and lyricist, but she also has a famous blog satirizing the college admissions process, www.theneuroticparent.com. In 2012 the blog morphed into the LA Times Bestseller, "The Neurotic Parent's Guide to College Admissions." She grew up in Brooklyn, and resided in several Latin American countries before settling in Santa Monica, where she and her husband live in their emptying nest. She prepared for none of her careers in college.

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