It gets trickier if you're applying to any schools that aren't on the Common App.
You'll need to look up the essay requirements for each college—what's required should be clear on the application itself, or you can look under the "how to apply" section of the school's website.
Mention internships, summer courses, extracurricular activities or lab work that show steps you’ve taken to learn and understand your field of interest.
That will help show you know the field you’ve chosen to study and are passionate about it.
Emphasize volunteer work or other ways you’ve helped people or made your community a better place.
It helps if the activity is related to the subject you want to study.
What will make you the most interesting contributor to that dinner table conversation?
What will make you help everyone else have a more interesting experience?
Here are some tips compiled from experts for writing that all-important application essay, which can often mean the difference between getting accepted — or rejected — by the school of your choice.
The essay is your megaphone — your view of the world and your ambitions.