Barring publications, your CV should be no longer than one page long. Yes, you read that right. Elon Musk’s CV is a half page. If he can fit his lifelong accomplishments into a half page, there’s no reason you can’t fit your accomplishments in a full page. If it is more than one page, colleges won’t care about what extends beyond the first one. So there really is no point in having a long CV: it’s unprofessional and a waste of time.
Writing a UCAS Personal Statement can be daunting, and very different from anything you’ve written before. There isn’t much room for creativity in the traditional sense: you can’t tell personal stories, or be humorous in a way that you would be in your Common Application. But there is room for creativity in terms of how you present yourself and what you’ve done. This how-to will help you understand what’s expected of you, and how you can give the admissions staff exactly that.
We at Rostrum are committed to give you comprehensive essay advice to help you navigate the Common App prompts. So take a peek at what the 2020-21 application has in store for you. We have decoded each of the 7 prompts for you.
COVID-19 has disrupted the lives and postsecondary education plans of many students around the world. In an attempt to reduce stress of students who have been impacted by this pandemic and give them a chance to share their covid experiences with universities, the Common App has introduced an optional writing section in their application. In this question, students will be expected to share how the COVID pandemic has had an impact on their personal and academic lives.
Out of these one million students, the second largest group of international students, after the Chinese, is that of Indians. This means that a lot of Indian students currently studying in the US will have to return to India. They can stay back only if they choose to move to a school which offers in-person classes or if they have the appropriate medical reasons to not leave the US. Indian students, who returned home on account of their universities shutting in-person classes, will not be able to reenter the U.S. if their classes are entirely online. These , however, can continue to attend online classes from home.
This common application essay is meant to give universities a greater understanding of who you are as a person. This helps them gauge not only how doing a specific course is going to benefit you but also how you are going to contribute to the classroom environment. It is a really big component of your college application to the USA.