Admission Letter / December 6, 2018 / Malinda Cobb
Create an outline for your admissions letter using the basics of writing an essay. You ll need an introduction a body and a conclusion for the letter. Open the admissions letter with something interesting such as a quote intriguing fact or question. If you can engage your reader immediately he or she will want to continue reading. The body of your college admissions letter will cover the most important parts of the letter showing your uniqueness as an applicant and answering questions. This part will require careful planning. Finally the conclusion will bring your admissions letter to a logical close.
Be specific and give examples. A generalized vague letter will not help your student. Writing a personal statement can be one of the most daunting elements of an application process but it is crucial that you invest sufficient time and effort in getting it right. Whilst your grades may allow you to demonstrate your academic achievements the personal statement provides an admissions board with an opportunity to learn about you as an individual. You therefore need to write a personal statement that captures the attention of the busy admissions officer whilst also effectively communicating your strengths ambitions and motivations.
One of the ways in which you can attract the attention of the admissions board is through opening your statement with an interesting hook that will attract the reader s attention. For example you may have been asked to write a personal statement that outlines how you are a good communicator. If you introduce the topic with a statement such as "When it comes to strong communication I have a secret skill. I have a special ability that not many people have is rarely recognized but is always appreciated..." This is much more effective than "I am a good communicator because of the following..." and will make the reader want to read on.