Information adapted from Fiske Real College Essays That Work.
Don't make the mistake of using spellcheck as the only proofreading measure for your college admissions essay. Spellcheck will correct your spelling, but not your word usage.
|Oops!||Did you really mean:|
|Financial aide||Financial aid|
|Honor role||Honor roll|
|Perspective student||Prospective student|
In addition to using spellcheck, you should proofread your own work. Have others read your essay as well.
Fiske Real College Essays That Work has a list of things to look for while you edit.