As I’ve said before, writing medical school application essays is no easy task. That is why it is important to be good to yourself during the process. Unfortunately, too many med school applicants make the mistake of powering through their application essays in the hopes of getting the process over with. And while wanting to do this is certainly understandable, it doesn’t usually yield good results.
When writing your application essay, I can guarantee you are going to get frustrated (Lord knows that I did!). That being said, I recommend that you be kind to yourself. One trick that I found particularly interesting was writing whatever I felt like when I started to get frustrated. The following sentence, for instance, could have easily appeared in one of my initial drafts: Continue reading
If you are thinking about applying for graduate school, chances are you once applied (and were admitted) to undergraduate school. That being the case, I’m certain you had to compose a personal statement to accompany your undergraduate application. Remember that? Wasn’t it fun? No? Well, then you’re out of luck. Because you have to repeat the process all over again with graduate school entrance essays.
Let’s face it: no one likes to write an entrance essay and/or personal statement composition for college admission. In addition to being personally revealing and creatively stifling, the things are just plain difficult to compose. Unfortunately, college admissions boards use these essays to separate the average from the above average applicants. So you might as well make the most of it. Continue reading
Medical school essays aren’t the only admissions papers on which you can get help through a professional editor. From MBA essays to nursing essays, professional proofreaders help student hopefuls will all sorts of admissions essays. If you are someone who is interested in hiring a professional editor to help with your essay, I encourage you to read on!
The best place to find professional editors, in my opinion, is the Internet. With just one quick search via an Internet search engine, you’ll be amazed at how many options there are. Finding the editor who is right for you will depend on your personal writing style and, of course, the type of composition with which you need assistance. Continue reading
Medical school essays are designed to push potential students to explore their own desires for wanting to study medicine while communicating those desires in a creative manner. While not intended to be lengthy, med school essays should be informative, unique, and profound. Easier said than done, right? Fortunately, med school hopefuls are not along in their essay attempts; they have plenty of professional editors to help!
If you are thinking about applying to medical school, I strongly encourage you to investigate the possibility of hiring a professional editor. College admissions editors are easy to find and relatively inexpensive in their services. While professional editors are not there to write your paper for you, they can be tremendously invaluable when it comes to proofing and offering suggestions. Continue reading
Pharmacy personal statements are tough to write. Not only must potential students describe their personal perspectives and characteristics, but they almost must be persuasive in their argument for why they are excellent candidates for pharmacy school. All in all it’s a tough assignment … tough, but not impossible!
Before you start writing your pharmacy admissions essay, I recommend that you first take a moment and map out your game plan. What, specifically, do you plan to discuss in your statement? Frequently, such a distinction is unnecessary as many pharmacy schools give applicants a topic on which to write. In any event, however, it helps to be organized. Continue reading
For individuals interested in going to dental school, the admissions process can be a bear. From the written application to the dental essay, applying to dental school is just as difficult as applying to any medical program. Fortunately, I have a bit of experience in proofing dental statements and would like to offer some suggestions on how I believe you can write a stellar one.
The biggest piece of advice I can offer towards writing dental papers is to get personal. The biggest mistake that you can make when composing a personal statement is to remain detached. A personal statement is called such because it is supposed to be about you! Write about specific personality traits that you possess … use detailed life experiences to get your point across … do whatever it takes to express your individuality. Continue reading
Similar to residency essays, a nursing essay is used by nursing school admissions directors to find those students whom they’d like to consider for their program. Thousands of hopefuls apply for nursing school each year, many of whom have similar GPAs and collegiate backgrounds. The essay helps distinguish the individuals from their educational statistics.
When writing a nursing school essay (or any personal essay for that matter) it helps to be as candid as possible. Admissions directors want to know as much about their applicants as possible, however, they can’t afford to give each and every essay a tremendous amount of time. In other words, don’t sugar coat the message. Be unique in your approach, but factual and to-the-point as well. Continue reading
Whether you are writing your residency statement or a nursing essay, there are several rules you must follow in order to ensure success. As someone with a great deal of experience writing and proofing college application essays, I have compiled a list of four fundamental rules that I believe are essential to writing good composition. If you are interested in learning about these rules, please read on.
There are four crucial chapters in writing a good application essay. They are: creating an outline, composing the body, revision, and proofreading. As elementary as these might seem, you’d be amazed at how well they work. Despite the desire you might have to rush through your essay and get it done, I must insist that you remain calm and allow yourself plenty of time to execute each step. Continue reading
In the residency application process, the personal essay plays a tremendous role. As a resident in a hospital, you will no longer be attending medical school classes but actually working as a doctor with live patients. That being said, residency directors want to know as much about your personal beliefs and character as they do your education.
The most important part of any residency essay, in my opinion, is the first paragraph. Considering that the admissions committee have hundreds if not thousands of applications to read, you definitely want to make your stand out. The best way to do this is to open your essay with something interesting. Continue reading
Writing an AMCAS personal statement for medical school is tricky. While your essay has to convey a message of professionalism and attention to detail, it must also be entertaining and informative. As someone who knows quite a bit about writing AMCAS essays, allow me to offer the following information.
The American Medical College Application service helps thousands of students apply to hundreds of colleges all over the world. Most medical school directors use the AMCAS application (as opposed to their own) in order to make things easier on their staff as well as the students. What’s terrific about the AMCAS personal essay is that the same one is sent to every college applied. In other words, applicants don’t have to write a separate personal essay for every school in which they’re interested. Continue reading