So if you start with a terrible topic, not only will you end up with a bad essay, but you risk ruining the good impression that the rest of your application makes.Some bad topics show admissions officers that you don’t have a good sense of judgment or maturity, which is a problem since they are building a class of college students who have to be able to handle independent life on campus.
While I won’t guarantee that your essay will end up in the first category, I will say that you follow my advice in this article, your essay most assuredly won’t end up in the second. Read on to find out what makes an essay bad and to learn which college essay topics to avoid.
Another way to mess this up is to ignore prompt instructions either for creative or careless reasons.
This can show admissions officers that you're either someone who simply blows off directions and instructions or someone who can't understand how to follow them.
I'll also explain how to recognize bad college essays – and what to do to if you end up creating one by accident.
What exactly happens to turn a college essay terrible?