There are some common mistakes made by college applicants when writing their college admission essays. As a former recruiter for Yale University, I remember the reactions from admissions officers as they read one essay versus another. I would say that there are six mistakes that are the most common and potentially the most deadly to college applicants submitting their college admission essays. One mistake I saw was: not proof-reading.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
I would strongly recommend that you proof-read your essay or other written correspondence AND ask someone else to proof-read it for you too.Keep in mind that someone is taking the time to read what you wrote along with thousands of other college admission essays and other college application materials. It is sloppy and rude not to take 15 minutes to look over your essay before submitting it.
Unfortunately, this is not the only mistake made by college applicants when writing their college admission essays or on college applications as they go through the college admission process. To help those who are serious about getting into an Ivy League college or other top college, I outline insider information based on my experience as a recruiter and alumni interviewer for Yale University. My recommendations, tips, and insight are available in The Keys to the CASTLE book. If you want to increase the odds of getting into a top college or your child getting into an Ivy League college, then you need to get your own set of Keys to the CASTLE. Keep in mind: every day that goes by that you donít access this information, your chance of getting in decreases. High school graduation is right around the corner, donít you want your child to have big plans for the following fall.


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