Writing an admission essay is not very difficult once you understand the purpose of the document and learn the best way to go about it. Most educational institutions are quite biased towards applicants with excellent records of their skills and evident focus on their studies. You would not find many institutions which will accept students who are weak in their studies for the purpose of helping them improve. The reason is that it is not possible to persuade someone into studying if they are not inclined to do it. And it is very difficult to figure out whether their lack of progress in studies is due to some reasonable excuse or it is only due to lack of interest in studying.
The objective of an admission essay is to make the authorities feel that you have the potential to make them proud of having you as a student. A good admission essay can make up for all the negative aspects that might have found their way into your academic records. The trick is to project your strengths and make your weak points look negligible.
The first thing to do is find out more about the course you are about to apply for. Check out the syllabus and find out what all subjects are included in the course. You should also find out the level of the subject that has been assigned to be taught for that particular course. Note down specific points about it which you can use to write the essay.
While writing your admission essay, always be focused on your skills in the relevant field. You can mention your other interests in the admission form but the essay should not divert the attention of the panel from that of your prowess in the relevant subject.
You should also mention your negative aspects. The best way to mention your negative points is to put them across as ‘those which needs to be improved’. It is saying the same thing in a better way. When you say “my drawback is my ignorance on this particular subject which is included in the course” it sounds negative. But if you say “There is this one subject, which is a part of the course, in which I need to improve my skills, which I am confident of being capable of”, it gives off a positive impression of you wanting to put in effort towards it.
Be confident about what you write in your admission essay. You should not sound doubtful about your own abilities, at any cost. Your language and writing skills will also be out to test through your admission essay. There is no course which you can successfully handle without possessing good writing skills. Hence it won’t help in convincing the committee to admit you to their prestigious institution if your essay is poorly written with grammatical and structural errors and spelling mistakes. Hence leave aside enough time for editing and proof reading your admission essay.
If you are planning to get professional assistance on writing your admission essay, remember to mention all your positive aspects and only those negative aspects which you really want to be mentioned.