My son has many wonderful qualities, but he is a concrete thinker and creative writing is just not his thing. He is now in the midst of his second college essay class since he was unable to produce something he was happy with in the first class. In both of the classes, the essays that have been given as examples are for students who were admitted to highly selective schools such as Harvard or Hopkins. Here are the examples that were given for the current class:
He is applying to schools where the average ACT scores are in the 23 - 27 range and his score is above that. Do people still just write straightforward 5 paragraph essays on something like what scouting (or some other activity) has done for them? And would that be good enough for the type of college he is looking at? I really don't want him spending a lot more time on this if he doesn't need to.
Edited by OnMyOwn, 12 September 2017 - 10:51 AM.