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Offline MaltiKTopic starter

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Some Engineering College Admissions Essays?
« on: December 07, 2008, 04:33:08 PM »
I have started looking at colleges, and I have googled my ass off searching for samples in engineering-major college essays, my college of choice asks the question:

...write about why you are interested in your choice of major or you may write on any subject you choose...

And I wish to apply for the Electrical Engineering field in my university. Your essay may be of any engineering branch, because as I will not be copying it, I just wish to point out flaws/points so I can conjure an accepted essay.

So I ask here because this is a suitable/popular forum for Technology-Based Q&A, and so I ask if anyone is willing to share their successful/unsuccessful (both are useful for pointing out flaws/points) college admissions to me or anyone else interested in the field and struggling to achieve a state of university acceptance in their desired field (engineering).

Before you flame about other people doing my school work (dirty work) for me, please take note of the fact that I am not asking for something to copy...

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Re: Some Engineering College Admissions Essays?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 09:44:04 PM »
I don't still have my essay, but when I applied to WPI I wrote about my passion for robotics and how I've always been that curious kid who took things apart. If you can demonstrate that you have an intellectual curiosity in life it will be off-the-bat stronger than most other dry college essays.

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Re: Some Engineering College Admissions Essays?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008, 08:42:43 AM »
I still have my essay . . . but I'd rather die a horrible death than post it! It was such horrible dribble to my standards today I'm shocked any university at all accepted me, lol :-X

Put yourself in the readers shoes. He/she wants to know if you are a high quality ambitious student that will:
1) not drop out
2) has proven ambition
3) will make the university look good in the coming years
4) graduate and become someone famous/powerful/influential

He probably has 100 other essays to read, and wants obvious evidence that you are above the others. The reader is probably much smarter than you, so be honest and humble yet don't hold back. They'll see through any twisting of truth. Say what your goals are and what you want to accomplish. Have several other people read it and review it before you submit it.


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