If you have more than words to work with, commit at least two sentences to the conclusion. Write in a manner that they will link your name and application with your essay positively.
This may sound a bit silly, but when reading in sequential order, your brain has a tendency to piece together missing information, or fill in the blanks, for you. Avoid ending your college application essay in a cheesy way.
This is the 1 rule and if the only thing that you take away from this post is this, we will be satisfied. Do not be boring by things that you can simply avoid like making unnecessary summery. Your essay should have a positive and polite tone all through.
Take a minute and think about the college or university admission officers who will be reading your essay. Narrow down the options. Synthesize instead. Which idea can you develop further and not lose the reader?