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Best approach for UC college essay?

Hey all! I'm starting to work on my UC college essays, and I'm not really sure where to begin. What are some tips or things to focus on when writing these essays? Are there specific themes or topics I should cover to make my application stand out?

6 months ago

Hey there! The UC system has a set of eight Personal Insight Questions (PIQs), and you'll need to choose four that you feel will best showcase your strengths and experiences. CollegeVine has an article full of tips and things to focus on while writing these essays: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-university-of-california-essays

Remember that each essay should bring something new to the table, so avoid overlap as much as possible. Good luck with your writing, and I hope these tips help you create engaging and memorable essays that showcase your unique qualities!

6 months ago

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