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Personal challenge essay examples?

I have to write a personal challenge essay for one of my college applications. I've never written one before and I'm not sure how to start. Can anyone share some examples of good personal challenge essays they've seen or written? It would really help me get going on this!

7 months ago

Hello! I understand that writing a personal challenge essay can be daunting, but don't worry—CollegeVine is here to help!

Here's an article about how to tackle the "Overcoming Challenges" essay: https://blog.collegevine.com/overcoming-challenges-essay

Here's another article with 8 example essays submitted by real students: https://blog.collegevine.com/overcoming-challenges-college-essay-examples

Remember to make your essay personal and unique to your own experiences. Good luck with your college application!

7 months ago

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