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Increase your chances of getting into a good university with the advice in this Howcast video series for aspiring college students.
You Will Need
- A bad attitude
- And no problem with plagiarizing
Wait until the last minute
Don't give the essay a moment's thought until the night before it's due.
Write down any old thing
Write down whatever the heck you feel like, paying no mind to the suggested topics. Shouldn't schools value creativity?
Prepare a snack
Halfway through, prepare a snack to help you think more clearly. Doze off for a while.
Phone all your friends and classmates to ask what they said in their essays, but never get beyond the topic of the cute substitute chem teacher.
Borrow the book report that earned your fifth-grade sibling an "A." Incorporate any plot summary into your essay, tweaking some details to make the story your own.
Mail the essay without letting anyone review it.
Shrug off rejection
Don't let it bother you when you receive a rejection letter stating, "We found it interesting that your life so closely mirrored that of Johnny Appleseed." That's a compliment—he's an American icon!