Academic Advising

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Writing the Application Essay

When writing an application essay for a fellowship or scholarship it is important to identify the essay's purpose and carefully think through which qualities make you a prospective candidate for the fellowship or scholarship for which you are applying. At various steps in the process of writing an application essay it is easy to lose focus, and you might find a visit to the Writing Center helpful. The application essay for a fellowship or scholarship offers you the opportunity to highlight strong writing skills, and even if you feel confident, both in your ideas and your writing, it is often very advantageous to let an outside reader look at your work and provide a new perspective.

At the Writing Center you can have an hour-long one-on-one conference with an experienced writing consultant. You can bring your writing to the Writing Center at all stages in the writing process, from formulating ideas to final revisions.

Please call the Writing Center for an appointment at (508) 793-7405, or come in for a visit. It is located on the first floor of the Corner House (corner of Woodland and Charlotte Street).

Jennifer Plante,
Director of the Writing Center
and Writing Program