Your graduate school application (i.e. medical/dental/pharmacy) is a set of numbers: your cumulative GPA, class rank, standardized test scores, and so on. The essay is therefore your opportunity to shine, reveal your strengths and qualities as an individual, instead of being represented by a superficial test score or transcript. Therefore, the essay is your best opportunity for the school to gain a complete picture and sense of who you are as a person, as well as your ability to write – and think – with a high degree of skill and competence.
Because of the weight and importance of the essay, and its open-ended nature, the process can seem daunting. Where do you start? How do you go about picking a topic? How do you structure your writing? A multiple choice test like the SAT may be hard, but you know for sure that one of the answers has to be correct. A blank sheet of paper, by comparison, can seem downright petrifying and scary.
Good writing is hard, but the key to success is not mysterious. As the best selling author Michael Crichton said, “Books are not written – they’re rewritten.” A common theme for any type of high quality writing, whether its a book, article or 4500-character personal essay, is the process of constantly revising and editing, draft after draft. Writing is no different than sports or music: no matter how talented you are to start, you can only improve by hard work and repetition.
An important part of this process is access to other people with outstanding writing skills who can help review your first and subsequent drafts.
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