If you want to tell me an experience of you volunteering at a soup kitchen ah during your holiday don’t just say I volunteered at a soup kitchen during my holiday I want you to actually write down what you were smelling what were you were seeing the people you were encountering what were they like what was their demeanor what did they look like feel like I’m there right so I want to feel like I’m there with you in that moment so being very vivid can be very powerful with your essay writing as well being likable I’m going to point out here um certainly with especially for students who maybe have had a very difficult life circumstance.
Maybe you’ve had a family tragedy or some health complications whatever that might be certainly being uh taking that honesty like we want to hear what has happened to you and what has shaped you into who you are today but make sure that you spin something positive with that right so I had this personal tragedy it was very very difficult through that through that tragedy through that hard time I really grew in these areas and this is how my future goals became clear from that this is what inspired me to apply to university to study this so that I can eventually you know blah blah blah and so really making sure that you are even taking those negative experiences and you’re spinning it in the way that that shows us that you are better because of it and that you certainly would be an asset to the institution that you’re applying to humor um humor is something if used well can certainly benefit your essay you need to be sensitive with humor has everyone has a different sense of humor right you have dry humor you have witty humor you have sarcastic humor you have honey humor so you don’t know the person who’s reading your essay what their sense of humor is it’s very important that you are being sensitive with humor.
I’m only using it in proper context not overdoing it you know it’s not supposed to be Comedy Central with you writing your essay but I certainly have read and essays multiple times just something that was very funny and it helped that sa to stand out and that those are the things that I remember when I’m thinking back student that students that are applying and so being sensitive and just keep that in context another reason why it’s good to have someone from the outside double-checking your essays to make sure that they think that it’s appropriate within the context as well controversial okay so this is something I you know there are some students out there so you know if it’s something you are very passionate about whether it’s a political issue a religious issue a social justice issue that you are very passionate about that is a very important part of who you are certainly by all means you can write about it just be very cautious.
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