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Need help with Cornell supplement—where can I find examples?

I'm struggling a bit with my Cornell supplemental essay, and I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find some examples or resources for guidance? Thanks in advance!

6 months ago

Hello! It's definitely helpful to look at examples before writing your Cornell supplement essay. Here are some resources you can explore for guidance:

1. Cornell University's website: Visit the undergraduate admissions page and look for guidelines and tips on writing the supplemental essay. Sometimes, universities provide examples along with their instructions.

2. CollegeVine: CollegeVine offers an extensive library of successful college essays, including those submitted by students accepted at Cornell. Make sure to check out their blog and essay guides for useful tips and examples. Here's an article with three example essays submitted by real students: https://blog.collegevine.com/cornell-essay-example

3. Student forums: Websites like College Confidential or Reddit can be helpful for finding additional examples and advice from current and former Cornell students.

4. Books on college essays: Visit your local library or bookstore to find books dedicated to helping you write college essays. Some books focus specifically on the Ivy League and may have examples of Cornell supplement essays.

However, keep in mind that while examples can be a helpful guide, your essay should be unique, showcasing your personal experiences and perspective. Focus on making it genuine and letting your own voice shine through. And if you get really stuck, you can always reach out to a teacher, counselor, or an online resource for further advice.

Also, be sure to check out this article for tips on writing all the current Cornell essays: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-cornell-university-essays

Best of luck with your essay!

6 months ago

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