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When should I start working on my college essays?

Hello! I'm a junior, and I've been thinking about when I should start writing my college essays. I want to make sure I have enough time to make them perfect. When did you guys start working on yours? Any advice is appreciated!

7 months ago

Hey there! It's great to see that you're already thinking about your college essays. My child started working on their essays during the summer break before senior year. This gave them plenty of time to brainstorm, draft, revise, and get feedback from teachers and friends before the application deadlines. I'd suggest you consider doing the same if possible. You can start by exploring various essay prompts and thinking about what you'd like to share about yourself. Remember that it's essential to showcase your personality, experiences, and what makes you unique. Take your time, and don't be afraid to revise and rewrite until you're satisfied with the outcome. It's also a good idea to ask for feedback from people you trust, like teachers, counselors, or friends. They can provide valuable insights and suggestions for improvement. Keep in mind that while it's important to start early, you don't want to stress yourself too much. Enjoy your summer break, and make a plan to allocate time for essay writing without compromising other activities and relaxation. Good luck!

7 months ago

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