How To Write A Killer Essay Quiz

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 290

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Essay Quizzes & Trivia

Think you have what it takes to write a killer essay? Answer the questions below and find out. When you are done, print out the certificate and/or the report summary. Pass in for a grade.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The essay is one of the most important parts of your college application.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    An applicant's essay is usually read by one counselor.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    During the busiest time of the year, admissions counselors can read more than 50 essays a day. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Admissions counselors count the words in an essay to make sure the student is following the application guidelines.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If you can't come up with an inspiring story that happened in your own life, you should borrow something that happened to a friend, or something you read about-- as long as you make it detailed and interesting.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    You should tailor your essay to what you think the admissions counselors want to hear.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    You should avoid familiar subjects like winning the big game or losing an important election.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Humor is extremely tough to pull off in a college essay.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    You should let your friends proofread your essay.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False