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Writing the College/Career Essay. With Mrs. Hatch. Essay Points. Examples. Assignment. College/ Career Essay. If you plan to go to college, choose an essay topic from the college of your choice. Frostburg State has several topic choices.

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writing the college career essay

Writing the College/Career Essay

With Mrs. Hatch

Essay Points



college career essay
College/ Career Essay
  • If you plan to go to college, choose an essay topic from the college of your choice. Frostburg State has several topic choices.
  • If you plan to go into a career/military, feature the aspects of your character that you would like an employer to know.
college admissions essay points
College Admissions Essay Points
  • Colleges want to see how well you write
  • Admissions committees want to see YOU.
  • Write about yourself as clearly, interestingly, and honestly as you can.
  • Don’t write in cliches.
  • Have a tight focus.
  • Appeal to senses
college admissions essay points4
College Admissions Essay Points
  • A good essay always shows instead of tells.
  • To show means to provide an assortment for the eyes, ears, and depending on the essay, the mouth, nose, and skin.
  • Sample essays: The Bad, The Good, The Risky.
The Bad
  • The Good
  • The Risky
my previous student essays
My previous student essays
  • Dornechia’s On-line sample
  • Michael’s Sun Imagery
  • Chris’ musical essay
career essay
Career Essay
  • Any of the topics listed on the college essays could be amended or used as is to let your prospective employer get a picture of you.
  • Use same ideas and guidelines, but focus on your future career dreams and goals
when is rough draft due
When is rough draft due?
  • Next class meeting
  • Your college/career packet will include:
    • Resume 40%
    • College/Career Essay 40%
    • List of references and one recommendation letter 10%