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Online tools for scholarship, admission essay writing

By Robert Morris, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov 2nd, 2015 @ 11:43am


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SALT LAKE CITY — It's never too early to start crafting your best college admission essay. The application and scholarship essays you complete practically determine your future.

That's why you need to focus and practice. It's not easy to develop superb academic writing skills, but you should keep in mind that progress is inevitable when you invest enough time and effort into this goal.

Admission officers want to know more about you, so bring personal, deep reflections to the essay. Highlight features that you can bring to the college community to stand out from the crowd.

Check out the following tools. They will help you complete great scholarship and admission essays.

Application and essay tips

The Foundation for Roanoke Valley provides useful hints and tips on how to complete your application and scholarship essay. The first thing to remember is that these personal papers are supposed to represent you. Follow the guidelines if you want to write a decent essay by the application deadlines. The website is also useful because it informs you about different scholarships you can apply to.

Ninja essays

What happens when you cannot write great admissions and scholarship essays regardless of the efforts you invest into the process? The worst thing you could do is give up, so don't even consider that as an option. You can always count on the writers on this website. They will help you understand your goals and complete the perfect essays by the application deadlines.

Bates: tips for a great application

Every college has unique admission standards, but the general rules for application essay writing remain the same. That's why you can benefit from exploring different guidelines published at college websites. Bates College offers brief tips on how to make your application stand out. If you answer the three main questions described in the guide, you'll be on your way to completing a great essay.

Tips for writing a winning personal essay

You can master the basics of writing personal essay if you practice a lot and you rely on proper guidelines. Helping Hand College Guidance helps you maximize your chances of admission. This section of the website will help you plan and write the application essays.

College and scholarship essay tips
  • Think before you write. Brainstorm what you want to say.
  • Be original. Be creative in your answers.
  • Show, don't tell. Use examples to individualize your essay and demonstrate the point you want to make.
  • Know your audience. Write your essay that fits the requirements of that scholarship fund.
  • Neatness counts. Make sure your essay is neatly typed.
  • Proofread. Check spelling and grammar and share your essay with a friend, parent, or teacher.
Info: Foundation for Roanoak Valley

PlagTracker

You think there is no need for committee members to check personal essays for plagiarism? Think again! Many college and scholarship applicants copy other people's content in their essays, so the boards always rely on plagiarism checkers to make sure they select students who submitted 100 percent unique content. Don't leave things to chance; use PlagTracker to make sure your essays are completely free of plagiarism.

The personal essay: a guide to grammar and writing

It doesn't matter how great your main point is; you won't make a good impression if you don't maintain proper grammar throughout the paper. A personal essay should represent what you think and feel about a given topic. This guide will help you understand the purpose of this paper, but it will also explain the main rules of personal expression.

Ms. Lenihan's essay tools

Not many college applicants discover this online resource when they try to write application essays, but that doesn't mean it's not useful. Ms. Lenihan offers great documents that will help you craft decent essays. You can benefit from the list of transitional words, sample essays, elements of an excellent essay, thesis statement guidelines, essay outlines and tips on how to integrate quotations.

Strategy coach

You'll find a helpful Essay Composer tool at this website. It breaks down the writing stages point-by-point, guiding you towards the development of a flawless paper. The purpose of the tool is to help students prepare for essay questions on tests, but you can definitely use it when completing your scholarship and admission papers.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to practice if you want to boost your writing skills. Start experimenting with different drafts and you'll inevitably come down to the content you need. The eight tools suggested above will make the application process less stressful.

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