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Why being ‘original’ is important while applying to a university?

Everyone out there must be telling you that your application needs to be unique. You need to stand out from the rest of the applicants to get admission into the university course of your choice. I am not going to tell you anything different. Just that, I am going to ask you to be unique while maintaining your originality at the same time. Why? This blog post talks about the importance of being original while you are making preparations in full swing for your university applications:


When you’re being original, you are taking a road that is less traveled by. It is hard yet it showcases your authenticity. It demonstrates what you’re truly made up of as a person and how far you’ve come in your life. Not only this, it also highlights what all you’re willing to do to be successful in life. Furthermore, the component of originality is important so as to convince the authorities in granting the admission to you. Also, when you’re being original it automatically reflects uniqueness in your application.


Did you know “When you’re original, you are at your creative best”? Your mind is full of original and unique ideas. And, when you make use of such ideas in writing the letter of intent or essay, your application turns out to be amazing. You automatically stand out from every other inspiring candidate. Thus, your chances of acceptance are increased manifold.

Risk Mitigation

Do you know that copying someone else’s ideas in your essay or statement of purpose can put an end to your career goals? There was never a greater need of being original than in today’s world of technology. You very well know the consequences when the university doesn’t find your application to be original. Believe me, you don’t want that. For that matter, you don’t want a risk of any kind as far as getting into the University of your Dreams is concerned. It is, therefore, a safe bet to be original rather than trying to be exceptional by pretending to be someone else. That is why I believe by being original you mitigate the chances of failure or rejection to a very great extent.

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Making a Difference

Your originality is a true indicator of how much you are convinced of your thoughts and your own self. Only when you’re convinced about yourself, you can think of making a difference in someone else’s life or even the institutions you are a part of. It showcases the extent of your belief and passion. Even more, it depicts how good you can be at solving problems. When you do things differently or when you do the things your way, you become excellent at solving problems. And, if you’re a good problem solver, you can be an asset to any institution. Why would then any institution want to miss out on you? After all, you’re the one who is willing to go an extra mile to get the things done.

Final Words:

You can add a lot of value to almost everything with your originality. When you’re being original, you differentiate yourself from everyone else and from what everybody is doing. It makes you very special. In fact, it makes you unique. And, you automatically start paving the path to a successful career.

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2 replies on “Why being ‘original’ is important while applying to a university?”

Hello there! This post couldn’t be written any better!
Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate!

He always kept talking about this. I will forward
this post to him. Pretty sure he will have
a good read. Thank you for sharing!