Should a college application essay have a title?
College application essays do not need titles. In fact, most application essays do not have one. You may, of course, choose to add one if you feel like it adds value to the essay, but in most cases I would suggest not using one if not explicitly asked to provide a title.
How do I make my college application essay stand out?
7 Ways to Make Your College Application Essay Stand OutChoose a Thoughtful Title. Jump Right In. Don’t Be Afraid to Use Humor. Use Specific Examples. Channel Your Most Unusual Passions. Be Vulnerable and Authentic. Make Connections.
Is it bad to start an essay with a question?
Rhetorical questions are also a bad choice for a first sentence. You are writing an essay, not a blog entry. Using the terminology of the question helps to keep the statement focussed and ensures that you have not misinterpreted or misrepresented it. But never quote the question itself—the marker knows what it is.