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Occidental supplemental essays?

Hi everyone! I'm applying to Occidental College and I'm a little bit stressed about the supplemental essays. Does anyone have any tips or resources to help with writing these essays? It would be greatly appreciated!

7 months ago

Hey there! I can totally understand the stress that comes with writing supplemental essays. Let me offer you some general tips that might help you when writing for Occidental:

1. Be specific: When writing about Occidental, make an effort to mention particular programs, clubs, or opportunities at the college that interest you. This shows that you've done your research and are genuinely interested in attending the school.

2. Highlight your personal growth: Choose anecdotes or experiences that demonstrate your personal growth, self-awareness, or commitment to your goals. This is a great way to showcase your character and emphasize the unique qualities you'll bring to campus.

3. Be authentic: Stay true to your voice and avoid trying to impress the admissions committee with what you think they want to hear. They are looking for real, honest, and passionate students who will contribute positively to their community.

In addition to these tips, CollegeVine has a wide range of free resources available, such as essay guides and an essay prompt database, which can help you get started on your essays: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-occidental-college-essays

Good luck with your essays, and I hope you find these suggestions helpful!

7 months ago

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