Writing an Effective Essay

All 21st Century Scholars are required to write an essay as part of their application. Here are some quick, easy tips to ensure your essay is effective.

  1. Take five minutes to think about the this question before responding.
  2. Brainstorm and create a rough outline for what you want to say.
  3. Show your passion and interest through strong examples.
  4. Use a college-level vocabulary (and use it correctly).
  5. Write in a succinct manner.
  6. Combine like ideas into more sophisticated sentence structures.
  7. Have a qualified individual proofread your essay and give you feedback.
  8. Be yourself.  
Meeting people through student government
Getting involved in student government helped Oluwabanwo Adeniyi '21 feel like she’s part of the campus community.
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Building relationships with faculty and coaches
After he explored his college options, Conor Smith '20 decided to choose Marian because of his interest in athletics and exercise science.
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Following her dream to be a dentist
After graduating cum laude with Marian's Class of 2017, Chrislyn (Church) Fite is well on her way.
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