In this lesson, our instructor Rebekah Hendershot gives an introduction of an overview to the course. She reviews what admissions people are looking for, what they are not looking for, and how this course will work.
This course will teach you how to write application essaysfor college, for grad school, for scholarships, for just about anything academic.
And the most important rule of writing application essays is … dont panic! Application essays arent nearly as scary as they seem.
Schools are not looking for perfect students, or one-in-a-million geniuses, or applicants who flatter them.
They are looking for students who are academically and socially prepared to succeed, students who have the talent necessary to succeed in that school, and students who will fit in well with the campus environment.
This course will follow this order:
Lesson 1: Overview
Lesson 2: The Prompt
Lesson 3: Choosing a Topic
Lesson 4: Outlining
Lesson 5: Writing, Part 1 (The Beginning)
Lesson 6: Writing, Part 2 (The Middle and the End)
Lesson 7: Revision
Lesson 8: After Youve Written
Lesson 9: On (Hyper)Competitive Schools
Lesson 10: On Specific Fields
When in doubt, remember the lesson of the balance beam. As long as you focus on the beam, and not the ground, you wont fall. Concentrate on the task of writing a good essay, and you wont have to worry about whether or not youll get in.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
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