With just 650 words to introduce yourself to a school, the college essay is a new kind of writing and can feel daunting at first. We asked several senior Zinc tutors (all of whom are also published writers) how to craft an outstanding college essay–and have a great time while writing.
If you’re just getting started, be sure to review this year’s Common App essay prompts before you begin.
Here are seven Zinc must-haves for a standout college essay:
Test Optional and the Upcoming School Year If you’ve been following the news around higher education and admissions this year, you’ve no doubt been flooded with stories about colleges going test optional. We wanted to take a moment to address the new looming question: to test or not to test? Test optional has actually been […]
Check out Zinc’s latest college admissions webinar, where our experts discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020-21 admissions cycle. They also shared insider tips on researching schools, the application process, and what to do once you’ve been admitted. Moderated by Anne Pratt, Zinc’s college counselor, with: Adam Sapp, Assistant Vice President and Director of Admission, […]
As college admissions data continues to roll in, we’re starting to get a sense of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the landscape. We’ll explore trends from this year’s exceptional cycle and learn what these developments might mean for current juniors and sophomores. Moderated by Anne Pratt, Zinc’s college counselorPanelists:Adam Sapp, Assistant Vice President and […]