short essays

Learn the Secret to Nailing a Short Essay
for Your College Applications

Students applying to college often spend most of their energy on their core essay for The Common Application or larger universities.

They will soon learn, however, that they need to master the art of writing shorter essays.

Lots of short essays.

Most of the private colleges that use The Common Application require students to write additional, short essays, called supplemental essays, or “supps” for short.

I was inspired to put together this Slideshare tutorial to help students on these shorter pieces because the University of California just changed their required essays from two longer ones to four shorter ones.

RELATED: NEW University of California Essay Prompts for Fall 2017

As you can see, it’s important to learn how to write personal short essays that are engaging, meaningful and memorable.

Take a few minutes and check out this presentation and learn what I believe is the secret to nailing these short essays.

Learn how to focus your shorter essays to keep them interesting and effective.


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If you are working on your supps, here are 10 Hot Tips for Powering Your Supplemental Essays.

Good luck!