[Video] How to Write the Common Application Essay (Prompts #2, 3, and 4)

Admissions Essays

The Common Application Essay has been updated for 2017-2018. This means that some of the prompts have changed from previous years. This video analyzes essay prompts #2-4 and gives some suggestions for brainstorming and responding to these individual prompts.

Who will find this information useful?

  • All students applying to US colleges through the Common Application

This video will provide you with:

  • A reading of prompts #2-4
  • Key questions and example response topics
  • Brainstorming and content focus

Video Outline:

1.Introduction of prompts

2.Analysis of what should be included

3.Prompt response brainstorming exercises

4.Essay-writing Dos and Don’ts

For more information about the Common Application Essay, please visit their website, and please check out our Resources page for tips and guidance on many other essays.

Additional Wordvice videos about college admissions essays:
-“Overview of the Common Application Essay”

-“How to Choose the Right Prompt for the Common App Essay”

“6 Tips for Answering UC’s Personal Insight Questions”

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