How to Start

Start your essay off with a bang by letting them know how eager you are to attend! You can also briefly touch on any special interactions or experiences you’ve had that demonstrate your interest.

Now, Let Your Nerd Flag Fly!

Next, you’ll want to talk about your major or the areas of study that interest you the most—and how you plan to pursue those interests using their specific resources. Since about half of the essay will need to discuss the programs and opportunities that the school offers, you’ll have to do some research online. For details, check out the step-by-step outline that appears at the bottom of this episode under the Materials section.

That’s all there is to the “Why Us?” essay! I hope you’ve found this episode useful. If you have any questions, just tag me in a Class activity post (@christine). I’ll be glad to try to get your questions answered!

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