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For seniors working on essays for applications and scholarships, here are a few reminders:

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1.  Keep the audience in mind when writing your essay
2. Realize the reader will probably spend 1 minute on your essay so get their attention early
3. Make sure the reader learns something about you that he or she would not learn from your application
4. Tell a story, don’t write a resume
5. Try to “connect” to the reader

Excerpts from Collegeweeklive “Conquering the College Essay” session by Alan Gelb

For assistance with the essay process or with the college search and selection process, contact the College Resource Center at www.crccolumbusga.com or call 706-366-2993.

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