Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Tips on US Applications

Thanks to my loyal blog contributor for sharing this.

Some of the do's and don'ts shared in the article.
Dos and Don'ts

Do be clear, concrete and concise.
Do try to keep your essay positive.
Do use your best writing skills and edit your essays.
Do let other good English speakers check your work.
Do write about something you 're passionate about and that shows your best side.
Don't use your personal essay to show how modest you are.
Don't share a struggle you had unless you've overcome it.
Don't try humour in writing because it rarely translates well across cultures and on paper.
Don't be negative about other races or religions.

I agree with most of the tips. However while respecting the author's opinion, I personally feel that the struggle shared doesn't necessary need to be one that you have overcome. You could still come up with pretty good essays, depicting your struggle that is still in the battle. 

On not being too modest in essay, on the other hand, don't be too arrogant too. 

Good Luck!

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