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Where can I find example Apply Texas essays?

Hey guys! I'm starting my college application journey and I'm curious to see how other students have approached the Apply Texas essays. Can anyone recommend online resources or share some tips about applying to Texas schools?

6 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're looking for examples and tips on the Apply Texas essays. You can definitely find resources online to guide you through the process.

First off, you can visit the Apply Texas website itself, which provides the essay prompts and some guidelines for each of the topics. This will help you understand what the admissions officers are looking for.

In addition to the official website, you can find examples from various sources online, such as CollegeVine, which has a blog post, updated each year, containing both a breakdown of the ApplyTexas prompts, and examples of strong responses: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-applytexas-essays.

Once you've written some essays of your own, remember that CollegeVine also offers both a free peer essay review tool and paid reviews by expert college admissions advisors. Sometimes, getting a second set of eyes on your essay is just the thing that will take it from good to great.

There are also some general tips when applying to Texas schools. Make sure you carefully follow the prompt and answer the question. Try to keep your writing style personal and authentic, showcasing your individual personality, interests, and goals. Proofread your essays thoroughly to avoid any grammar or spelling errors.

Additionally, focus on discussing experiences or achievements that best demonstrate your fit and dedication to the specific Texas school(s) you are applying to. This approach will help the admissions officers understand why you're a good match for their institution.

Finally, remember that finding example essays can be helpful, but don't let them dictate your own writing style. Each student's essay should be unique and represent their personal experiences, thoughts, and perspectives, so use the examples as inspiration rather than a blueprint. Best of luck on your college application journey!

6 months ago

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