Don’t worry if you suddenly realize you’ve missed something.
Since 2015/16 applications, the online system lets you make unlimited edits after you’ve submitted your first application.
This may mean you need to create your paragraphs again but all the weird and wonderful formatting issues will most likely disappear.
Once your essay is uploaded you can preview the page, once you’ve saved your changes and pressed continue.
However occasionally when you cut and paste there may be formatting issues after you’ve pasted it. Instead there will be one line of space between each paragraph.
This is normal for all online common applications and cannot be changed. Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome may paste slightly differently, so if you struggle first time, try re-loading the online application using a different browser and then cut and paste again.If you’re struggling for a word, most word processing tools such as Microsoft Word (for Windows Users) or Pages (for Macs) provide thesauruses, synonyms etc. A very important fact is being able to check your word count (remember it is 250 to 650 words for your essay) and continue to recheck and refine it, until it is within this very strict word count.If you’re asking family and friends to proof read and check your essay before you submit it, you’ll also be able to set ‘track changes’ on the document so you can accept or reject their suggestions.I was just another young soul eager to meet life’s challenges. Read more Often, people look back on their failures and obsess over how they could have prevented their mistakes.I proudly reached certain goals that defined the student I wanted to be: made it into the science institute: check, varsity soccer: check, a natio... In fact, I never sought to obtain employment myself. " It's true—I'm 5'10" and a flimsy 130 pounds. Read more Dear Jack Daniels, Bacardi, Budweiser, the other suppliers of my mother's closet laundry basket, and Edna Ferber Elementary, Thank you. Face ashen, she stumbles toward me, the heavy footfalls syncing with my throbbing heart. Read more I step up to the starting line-palms sweating, heart racing. They ask themselves, "What could I have done differently? Focusing on unforeseen outcomes hinders our ability to pick ourselves up and move forward ...Author names may be included, but are not required.You do not need to fill the entire space or use the maximum number of words; there is no minimum word count in this section, so please respond to the extent that you feel is appropriate.Then from here cut and paste into the essay text box.This is because Notepad and Text Edit strip out all the formatting and just paste plain text.Find out more about formatting your Common App essay in our Common App Essay Structure section.Looking back at freshman year, my life was like a cityscape, busy and vibrant. Read more"Take my advice, I've been here for a while." How long? "Don't get on anybody's nerves, don't tell the doctors the truth, and don't forget to smile."The car comes to a quick stop, the kind that should have smashed my knees into the back of the...