Law professor and blogger Jeff Lipshaw reads a lot of student essays and term papers, and he has graciously written a great piece on the three biggest problems that trip students up when they're trying to get their ideas across on paper. Read his post about the "Elevator Speech" failure, the "Peeling the Artichoke" failure, and the "Presentational" failure.
More thoughts on the subject here.
Former Dean of Admissions at the University of Chicago Law School and a recovering lawyer, Anna Ivey founded Ivey Consulting to help college, law school, and MBA applicants navigate the admissions process. Read more admissions tips in The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions, recently updated and available as an e-book. Follow Anna on Twitter (@annaivey).