Other smart strategies
1. Read the department's mission / vision statements and use those phrases to outline your paper.
2. Write the headings of the main topics you're going to cover based on the essay prompt.
3. Write specific examples of how you've demonstrated the phrases used on the program's mission / vision statements in relation to the prompt.
4. Cite a few statistics and empirical articles to demonstrate scholarly preparedness.
5. Have someone proofread your work