Richards-Gustafson specializes in SEO and writing about small-business strategies, health and beauty, interior design, emergency preparedness and education.Richards-Gustafson received a Bachelor of Arts from George Fox University in 2003 and was recognized by Cambridge's "Who's Who" in 2009 as a leading woman entrepreneur.
While you should write to impress, be honest about your experiences and write in your own voice.
For instance, instead of having the essay read like a master’s thesis, try to make it sound conversational.
Often, this may be as short as 150 words (a paragraph).
This means that your answers must be clear and concise without being so bare bones that you don’t seem to have a personality.
A college admission essay is your chance to tell a college about how you’re about more than just a set of grades and test scores.
This essay gives you a chance to make a good first impression and demonstrate why you’re a good fit for a college.
At the same time, back up your creativity and opinions with facts.
As you write your college essay, keep the focus of your essay personal and narrow so the admissions board can learn more about you.
Flora Richards-Gustafson has been writing professionally since 2003.
She creates copy for websites, marketing materials and printed publications.