More importantly, admissions committees will learn about the great qualities your child will bring to their school.Perhaps counterintuitive, these qualities often come through in students’ most mundane, everyday experiences.
When admissions committee members read sentences like that, they will inevitably be transported to the time and place the writer is describing, and understand the emotions and thoughts the writer was experiencing.
Ironically, although the pumped-up version doesn’t use the word “wonder,” the intensity of the wonder comes through so much more than if the writer just stated that they “continued to wonder.”Think about it.
Shouldn’t that be enough for your child to gain admissions to his or her top-choice schools?
Probably, especially since your child has been accomplishing all of this while trying to be a normal teenager, which is hard enough in itself!
So, how could your child write these types of essays?
By starting their story in the middle of the action, leaving the before and after for later.
The essay prompts are purposefully made very general, so this approach is not at all a problem.
Another benefit to focusing on specific moments where your child exhibited his or her defining qualities is that the essay, and by extension, your child, will be more memorable.
They often come across essays written about life-changing volunteer trips, major artistic accomplishments, and significant leadership moments.
In other words, they are rarely surprised by essay topics.