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50 Compelling Words for College Application Essays

May 19, 2018

50 Compelling Words for College Application Essays

Are you planning to attend college in the U.S.? You will probably have to write a personal statement or a college essay when you submit your application. Writing a personal statement is difficult for anyone, but it can be even more difficult when English is not your first language. Consider using some of these 50 compelling words for your college application essay. Use them to describe yourself, people you know, or situations that you have experienced.

50 Compelling Words for College Application Essays

If you do not know the meanings of these words, use the Merriam Webster Dictionary or Cambridge Dictionary to learn the definitions.

  1. Adaptable
  2. Adept
  3. Articulate
  4. Assertive
  5. Born leader
  6. Capable
  7. Careful
  8. Caring
  9. Creative
  10. Detail-oriented
  11. Determined
  12. Diligent
  13. Driven
  14. Energetic
  15. Enthusiastic
  16. Focused
  17. Genuine
  18. Gifted
  19. Goal-oriented
  20. Hard-working
  21. Honest
  22. Independent
  23. Innovative
  24. Inspirational
  25. Intellectual
  26. Involved
  27. Level-headed
  28. Logical
  29. Mature
  30. Motivated
  31. Organized
  32. Original
  33. Passionate
  34. Patient
  35. Persistent
  36. Principled
  37. Reliable
  38. Respectful
  39. Responsible
  40. Scholarly
  41. Sensible
  42. Sensitive
  43. Sincere
  44. Studious
  45. Strong-willed
  46. Supportive
  47. Take-charge (person)
  48. Thoughtful
  49. Trustworthy
  50. Unique

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