Beware When Editing Common Application (Commonapp)
Big changes to the essay section have been implemented this year on the Common Application. This non-profit organization helps cut down the number of applications and essays, a student has to complete when applying to various colleges and universities.
WLRN.ORG states on an article published on Monday, September 16 that “despite the rapid increase in abbreviations, emoticons and whole stories told in 140 characters or less, this year’s Common Application has increased its word limit from 500 words to 650. In other words, colleges want to know more about their applicants. And not more details, but rather a narrative with depth, insight, profundity”.
To find out more about the changes on the Common Application you can visit: http://wlrn.org/post/how-college-essay-has-changed-digital-age
Article title: How the College Essay Has Changed with the Digital Age