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Admissions Counselors

Linda Bancher

Make sure to reflect your command of college-level vocabulary. A common essay mistake is overusing advanced vocabulary. Use thesaurus to check word usage online. Don't overuse advanced vocabulary; it will make your essay sound overly pompous. If you use emojis in your essay, you might even scare away the reader. Instead, use words that have the right meaning and tone. You don't need to overuse advanced vocabulary, but it's better to be careful.

Remember that the college admissions committee is looking for clear, polished writing. Make sure to polish your essay, as many errors can reduce your chances of getting accepted. Claire Carter, a University of Maine graduate and editor of paper help writing service, the largest college search engine, recommends free-writing. While it might seem difficult, free-writing can help you develop a unique perspective and showcase your achievements and skills. You should also avoid writing about topics that are popular.

While your introduction is the most crucial part of your essay, your thesis statement must also capture your main idea. The thesis statement should not be the very first sentence, but should be at the end of the introductory paragraph. It should serve as a transition from the introductory paragraph to the body of your essay. It shouldn't sound like two separate pieces of text, but should flow seamlessly together. A thesis statement is not the main point of your essay; it should be a summary of its main ideas.

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