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What is the best way to stand out in my college essays?

Hello! As a high school junior, I'm starting to think about my college essays and I really want to make an impression on the admissions officers. I know that a unique and well-written essay can make a difference, but I'm not sure how to approach it. What are some tips or advice for standing out in my college essays?

11 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're starting to think about your college essays early. My own child recently went through the process and we learned a few things that can help you stand out. First, make sure to tell a story that is personal and unique to you. This means focusing on a specific experience or aspect of your life that has shaped who you are. Admissions officers love to see your personality and passions shine through your writing. Second, try to avoid cliches and overused topics. This can be tricky, but a fresh perspective on a common theme can be captivating. Finally, don't be afraid to take risks and be vulnerable in your writing. Share your struggles and how you overcame them, as this demonstrates resilience and growth. Good luck, and I'm sure your essays will be fantastic!

11 months ago

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