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Writing statement examples

Hey guys, I'm prepping for college applications and I could really use some help with personal statements. Do you know any good resources or examples of personal statements that you found helpful? Thanks in advance!

7 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're looking for inspiration for your personal statement. Here are some resources and tips to help you get started:

1. CollegeVine's Essay Examples: On the CollegeVine website, you can find 21 examples of excellent personal statements (https://blog.collegevine.com/common-app-essay-examples), as well as examples of many schools' specific supplemental essays. These posts also include advice on how to approach each prompt. Additionally, they offer a free Peer Essay Review feature where you can submit your essay for feedback from other students, and a paid review feature where your essay will be reviewed by an expert college admissions advisor.

2. "50 Successful Harvard Application Essays": This book is a collection of essays that were part of successful Harvard applications, and offers insight into what worked for these students.

3. Your guidance counselor: Your school guidance counselor may have some examples on hand of essays that worked for students in the past.

While examples can definitely help inspire you, keep in mind that your personal statement should be unique and reflective of your own experiences and characteristics - what worked for one person might not work for you. As you read through these resources, make note of the essay elements that resonate with you, but think about how they'll allow you to tell your own story, rather than about replicating that student's strategy exactly.

Lastly, don't hesitate to seek feedback from friends, family, teachers, or counselors who can provide valuable insight and critique to help you polish your essay before submitting it. Good luck!

7 months ago

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