Your freshman year, for example, you probably won't start a brand new International Studies and Dance double major.
You might, however, offer to start the school's first West Indian Dance Company.
Look at this not as a dead end, but as an opportunity. And by “something” I mean a club, group, or activity.
Fair warning here, though: DON'T: Offer to start something that you probably can't start.
The school knows it’s awesome; the admissions readers spend a lot of their time telling students like you why it's awesome. DO: Remember this is another chance to show a few more of your skills/talents/interests/passions.
Make a list of 10 things you definitely want the school to know about you.
Amazing College essay examples from my own students. Let us know over at collegeessayguy.com" Working on your “Why this college? We'll start by covering you what NOT to do, what kinds of details you SHOULD include in your essay, and what the best resources are for researching your ‘Why this college? At the end, stick for extra guides to writing a “Why this college? After reading many bad ones and a few good ones, I’ve put together this list of DOs and DON’Ts.
Let's start with the DON'Ts: DON'T: Write about the school's size, location, reputation or the weather. Because that's what half of America is writing about.
In fact, here's what to do after you've written your first draft: Go back through your essay and underline anything that sounds like it could have appeared in another student's essay. In your "Why This College" essay you're making a case, and the case is this: "You [the school] and I [the student] are a perfect match." But...
DON'T: Simply use emotional language to make your case.