As someone who has written and edited dozens of application essays, I can tell you from experience that the best application essays are those that are creatively presented. There is no doubt in my mind, as a matter of fact, that the reason I was accepted to my college of choice was mostly due to the creativity behind my purpose statement. In order to give you a better idea of what I mean, I am going to illustrate how I designed my application package.
As anyone who is applying to college will tell you, the application form consists of several general information inquiries, the essay section, as well as some short answer questions. When I was applying to school I knew my grades weren’t my strongest suit, so I decided to make my application package a work of art. Rather than simply filling out the application form by hand, I had my answers professionally printed on the pages. Then, I affixed the pages of the form on to heavy pieces of card-stock paper, so it looked as though each page of my application form was beautifully framed.
For my application essay, I also had it professionally printed and then matted on card-stock paper. In addition, I included corresponding illustrations which I attached to the opposite sides of each page. Then, once I had my application, my essay, my short answer questions, and my illustrations beautifully printed and matted, I took everything to a professional print company where I had the pages bound in book-form.
As I’m certain you can tell, I spend a tremendous amount of time on my admissions essays and their presentations. When all was said and done, it took nearly two months to complete. Be assured, however, that the time and effort was more than worth it. I was accepted to every school to which I applied. If you are interested in learning how you can create the best application essays possible, don’t hesitate to click on the adjacent link where you will find lots of ideas.