Oct 05, 2012 The Choice takes readers backstage as nearly 5, 000 admissions officers and counselors gather in Denver. Ms. Josephs suggestion is a variation on essay prompts by Stanford and Harvard universities in recent years, which suggested writing a letter to a future roommate.
Our friend Ethan Sawyer knows a thing or two about college essays. After all, he is" The College Essay Guy. " Stanford University asks students to write letters to their future roommates, and Sawyer has some excellent advice for crafting the perfect roommate essay. Best of all, his tips can also be applied to all of the personal essays you may And if you want to get into Stanford, your roommate essaylike your main Common App essayshould demonstrate these three things: 1. Are you an interesting and intelligent person?
2. Will you bring something of value to the campus? 3. Can you write? This student showed all three of those things and she got into Stanford. Virtually all of Stanford's undergraduates live on campus. Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommateand usknow you better.
Dear future roommate, On top of the personal statement, Stanford also asks for 3 additional supplemental essays. One of them, and probably the most wellknown Stanford essay prompt that appears year after year, is the letter to your future Stanford roommate: Virtually all of Stanfords undergraduates live on campus. Nov 30, 2012 3 tips for writing the Letter to your future roommate college 3 tips for writing the Letter to your future roommate college essay.
Follow USA TODAY College on Facebook and On the Stanford Supplement to the Common App, it says, " Tell us something about you that will help your future roommate and us know you better.
" Does this mean I need to limit my essay to just one thing I would want them to know about me, or can I tell about a few things I would want them to know about me? Last week, our friend Ethan Sawyer offered his advice for getting started on Stanford's notorious roommate essay, in which applicants are asked to write a letter to their future roommates.
In today's post, he expands on his insights and offers tips for improving your essay if you've already written a first draft. Over the years, Stanford University has asked applicants to answer some variation of a" Letter to your future roommate" essay question, e.
g." Virtually all of Stanford's undergraduates live on How to Write Successful Stanford Supplemental Essays. It may feel ridiculous to write a letter to your future roommate but the admissions officers will read (and evaluate you on) every word.
Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate and us know you