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What is the best way to approach college essays?

Hi everyone! I'm starting to think about my college essays and I'm not exactly sure where to begin. Should I focus on a specific topic or try to cover a broad range of experiences? Any advice or resources would be incredibly helpful. Thanks in advance!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're starting to think about your college essays early. When it comes to finding the perfect topic, there isn't a one-size-fits-all answer. However, I can offer some guidance to help you find a topic that will showcase your personality and strengths. To begin, consider brainstorming about experiences or events that have had a significant impact on your life, your values, or your personal growth. These could include a challenging situation you've faced, a unique hobby or talent, or a community service project that you're passionate about. Once you've generated a list of possible topics, try to narrow it down to the one that you feel most connected with and that you can write about in a compelling and authentic way. Remember, the college essay is an opportunity for admissions officers to get to know you on a deeper level, so it's important to be genuine and reflective in your writing. As for resources, there are many online guides and essay examples available to help you get started. Good luck with your essay writing process and feel free to reach out if you have more questions!

11 months ago

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