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Most schools are not interested in admitting numbers (grades and scores). They are, however, interested in admitting people with dreams, people with emotions, people with backgrounds and experiences, and people with aspirations. However important a letter of application is, many applicants still manage to mess it up. "Sadly many applicants really throw away their chance to use this powerful admissions tool by committing very common mistakes," said Carlotta Mayfield, meda relations officer for applicationforschool.com, the internet's leading source of free letter of application essays, templates, examples and writing guides.
Committing common mistakes
According to Mayfield, "The most common mistake is to treat the letter of application as your resume in long form. The admissions committee is not looking for a list of your achievements. Achievements are admirable; however, they are looking for a complete person." Another common mistake applicants commit is writing a rambling answer to a question that does not answer admissions questions directly or does not lay out key admissions elements in a clear and convincing manner.
Mayfield is quoted as saying that the essay really is a vehicle for convincing the reader. You are trying to talk them into doing something and that something is admitting you into their school. However, many students just ramble in their essay. It is incoherent and it is obvious that they did not place too much emphasis on the essay or they are relying too much on their numerical qualifications. "The bottom line is the students must learn to avoid this minefield of application letter problems or else they can really ruin their chance of a second or third look," said Carlota Mayfield.
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