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Does an essay need a title?

jennielingjennieling Registered User Posts: 339 Member
edited November 2012 in College Admissions
I have finished my long CA essay and am working on my one college supplement essay. I just realized that I have not yet given them titles. What do you all think? Should I put a title on the long CA essay and on my 300 word college supplement essay? Please let me know what you all are doing. Thanks!
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Replies to: Does an essay need a title?

  • kurzkurz Registered User Posts: 304 Member
    No....not unless you think it will add to your essay...
  • jennielingjennieling Registered User Posts: 339 Member
    Thanks a lot, Kurz. What is everyone else doing? Also no title? i saw a book about college essays at Barnes and Noble. It had essays from kids who got into top colleges. The essays in that book had titles. I would rather skip the title than make some "cutesy" title. What does everyone else think on titles?
  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    I imagine that essay book editor created the titles to make it more reader-friendly or more memorable. In reality: no titles.
  • jennielingjennieling Registered User Posts: 339 Member
    Thanks a lot, T26E4. I appreciate your answering my question. I think I'd rather just let the essay stand on its own and not have to think up a creative title, so I'm glad that you said that! :)
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