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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Are there repositories for example essays for college?

Hey folks! I'm struggling to get started on my essays. I’ve heard that reading through others' essays can be helpful. Does anyone know of any trustworthy repositories for example essays that can give me an idea of how to shape my story?

7 months ago

I understand how difficult it can be to initiate the essay writing process. Looking at example essays can certainly provide some inspiration! A resource I would highly recommend is CollegeVine's essay database, which includes successful essays from students who've been admitted to a variety of colleges.

Just remember, these essays are meant to serve as a source of inspiration, not templates to copy. Your essay should be uniquely your own. It's also important to keep in mind that what works for one applicant in their context may not be suitable for another. The key is to find your voice and tell your story in a way that highlights your personal strengths and experiences. Don't hesitate to brainstorm and jot down multiple drafts – the process of refining your thoughts can lead you to a compelling narrative that truly represents you. Good luck!

7 months ago

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