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When should I start working on my personal essay?

Hey guys, I'm a bit stressed about the college application process. I know the personal essay is a crucial part of my application, but I'm not sure when I should start working on it. Any advice or suggestions? Thanks!

11 months ago

Hey there! I can understand why the college application process might be stressing you out, but don't worry, you're not alone in feeling this way. As for the personal essay, it's definitely an important piece of your application, and it's great that you're thinking about it ahead of time. In my experience, the summer before senior year is a good time to start working on your essay. This way, you have ample time to brainstorm, write, revise, and get feedback from others before application deadlines approach. Starting early also allows you to balance your essay-writing process with other responsibilities, such as schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and any other components of your college applications. Remember, writing a personal essay takes time and effort, so giving yourself a head start can help alleviate some of the stress that comes along with the application process. Good luck, and I hope this helps!

11 months ago

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