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Where can I find well-written examples of UC essays?

Anyone have a link or resource for solid UC essay examples? The UC prompts are kinda unique and I think it would help me a lot to see some essays that have been successful in the past. Preferably looking for ones that exemplify the UC application spirit.

7 months ago

You're right that having a look at effective UC essays can provide valuable insights into crafting your own. Unfortunately, UCs do not publish essays of admitted students due to privacy reasons. However, from my experience helping students with their applications, one resource you might consider is CollegeVine. Not only do they have sample essays students have submitted to UCs (and dozens of other top schools) but they also provide breakdowns about what the essay succeed in and where it could be improved. Students I've helped have expressed how much they love these essay breakdowns because it helps them find common mistakes and area for improvement in their own writing.

7 months ago

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