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When should I start writing my college essays?

Hi everyone! I'm a junior and I've been thinking about the whole college application process. I know essays play a big role in admissions, so when do you think is the best time to start writing them? I don't want to be stressed out during senior year. Thanks!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're already thinking ahead about your college essays. Starting early can definitely help alleviate stress during your senior year. In general, I'd recommend beginning to brainstorm and draft your essays the summer before your senior year. This gives you plenty of time to revise and polish your essays before application deadlines. Plus, you'll be able to focus more on your coursework and extracurriculars during the school year. To get started, research the colleges you're interested in and take note of their essay prompts. The Common Application and Coalition Application essay prompts are usually released around early summer, so you can start working on those as well. Don't forget to also consider any supplemental essays required by specific colleges. Remember, the key is to give yourself ample time to brainstorm, write, and revise your essays. Best of luck with the process, and I hope this helps!

11 months ago

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