"Why have you chosen (drafting and design) and how do you plan to be successful as a college student and industry professional?"I need help writing a college application essay with the above topic...

"Why have you chosen (drafting and design) and how do you plan to be successful as a college student and industry professional?"

I need help writing a college application essay with the above topic and would like to see any tips, examples, or help you may have.

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ophelious | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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That's a good question.

First, I would say to "remember your training."  The essay is going to need to be mechanically correct and structured will in order to have the admissions people take it seriously.  When in doubt, as a teacher to proofread it for you.  Mistakes would not be in your best interest. The college essay is a way for the admissions people to better understand your interest in their school, and therefore, your suitability and likelihood of success.  It is as much about seeing you put your thoughts on paper as it is about what you are saying.

Secondly, be yourself.  Think about why, indeed, you are interested in drafting and design.  Think in terms of why you like the field (beyond benefits and pay.)  What is it you like about drafting and design?  Is it part of a greater goal of yours?  How would you be interested in using the knowledge you gain at the college in the future?

The third part is about being successful...this is a lot of common sense stuff.  You would need to discuss the strategies you have used to do well in high school, or if you didn't have any, what you would use in college.  How will you organize your time?  What support systems do you have in place to help you?  Have you thought about challenges and how you would be able to work past them?  These are the kinds of things they are looking to have you answer.  They don't want to just hear about how you are going to study hard...they want to know about what it means to you to earn an education and be a professional.

Hope these tips helped!

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