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SAT: 720 math
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What makes a strong college essay?

I'm starting to brainstorm ideas for my college essays, and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. What topics or qualities should I focus on to make my essay stand out? Any tips or advice would be super helpful!

9 months ago

First of all, it's great that you're starting to think about your college essay early! A strong college essay usually has a few key qualities. One of the most important things is to make sure your essay is authentic and true to who you are as a person. Don't try to write what you think admissions officers want to hear; instead, focus on telling your own unique story or sharing a meaningful experience. Another important aspect is to have a clear structure and organization in your essay. This will make it easier for the reader to follow your ideas and understand the message you're trying to convey. Lastly, try to engage the reader with vivid details and a strong narrative voice. This will help your essay stand out from the many other essays that admissions officers have to read. Remember to proofread your essay thoroughly and ask for feedback from teachers, friends, or family members. Best of luck with your college essays!

9 months ago

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