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USC Example Essays: Where can I find some?

Hey all, I'm working on my USC application and would like to see some examples of well-written essays to get a better idea of what they're looking for. Does anyone know where I can find sample responses for USC's prompts? Thanks!

7 months ago

Hi there! It's a good idea to review sample essays to get a feel for what colleges might be looking for in a well-crafted application essay. While I don't have specific USC examples on hand, there are general resources where you can find sample essays and tips for multiple prompts that might be applicable to USC as well. Some of these resources include CollegeVine's blog, which has essay breakdowns and tips for various schools, as well as essay compilations shared by other students on platforms like Reddit or College Confidential.

If you're after USC-specific information, I'd suggest checking out USC's admissions blog or their website, where they might provide guidance on essay writing and what they expect from applicants' responses.

Keep in mind that each student's experience and writing style will be different, so use these examples as a source of inspiration and a way to understand the general structure, but be sure to make your essay authentically "you." Focus on what makes your story unique and memorable, and always proofread your work for clarity, grammar, and punctuation. Good luck with your USC essays!

7 months ago

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