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UMich Community Essay Example?

Hey there! I'm working on the UMich community essay and I'm a bit stuck. Can anyone share a good example or some advice on how to approach this prompt? I want to make sure that my essay really stands out. Thanks a lot!

7 months ago

Hello! You're in luck, as CollegeVine does indeed have an example of a strong UMich community essay, along with a breakdown of why the response worked, on its /blog: https://blog.collegevine.com/university-of-michigan-essay-examples/. In another post, you can also find more general guidance on how you can brainstorm for this prompt and write an effective response grounded in your own personal experiences: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-university-of-michigan-essays.

Overall, to make sure your essay stands out, focus on being specific about your personal interests, experiences, and goals, and being authentic – admissions officers can sense when applicants are simply trying to over-impress. Let your genuine passion for your topic be the driving force behind your essay, and you'll be well on your way to creating an engaging and memorable piece.

Finally, if you're not sure if your approach is working, consider checking out CollegeVine's essay review services, which include both free peer essay reviews and paid reviews by expert college admissions advisors. Sometimes, getting a second, more objective set of eyes on your essay is just the thing that takes it from good to great.

Best of luck with your essay!

7 months ago

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