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Admission essay

Admission Essay

One of significant parts of the process of entering any
educational institution is writing an admission essay, so it
would be wrong to neglect the basic principles of its
composition and content. In the modern conditions of a heated
competition between the students, good knowledge is no more
enough to enter a university or a college, and a well-written
admission essay may appear the decisive factor for the entrance
examination committee when admitting students. Therefore, an
admission essay is written by the student to stand out from all
the other applicants.

An admission essay is written to demonstrate the applicant’s
reasons to apply for some course, educational establishment or
position. The primary advantage of an admission essay lies in
its capability to represent the writer in the face of an
evaluator in a lively and original manner. In some cases, an
admission essay may determine whether an applicant is admitted
or not, as an admission essay demonstrates an applicant’s
writing skills and general educational background. The ability
to demonstrate one’s personal uniqueness, creativity and
originality is decisive for a successful application. In other
cases, admission essay is an effective way to supplement an
application providing the evaluator with specific details.

The preliminary stage includes the thorough collection and
systemization of available personal data. An admission essay
should describe all personal achievements, awards and activities
during the last five years. An applicant should pick out 10
major achievements of his life and try to emphasize the most
appropriate ones in the essay. Further, it is necessary to
intensify the shaping image of a unique personality by
introducing the hobbies, interests, events and personalities
that influenced the applicant’s individuality or motivated him
for crucial decisions. It is normal to describe ordinary people
(friends, family, teachers, etc.) who have influenced or shaped
the applicant’s character. The applicant may tell what other
people tell about him and give his personal assessment of these
judgments. It is useful to start or finalize the essay by
including some expression, positioning it as a personal motto
and stating the personal prospects for the future using this

— The writer should avoid the

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