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What kind of essays do colleges appreciate?

Hi there! I'm a junior in high school, starting to think about the whole college application process. I was wondering what kind of essays colleges really appreciate. Should I write about a personal experience, or should I focus on my academic interests and future goals? Would love to hear your thoughts! Thanks!

8 months ago

Hey! College essays can be a great opportunity to showcase your personality and unique perspective. While there's no one-size-fits-all answer, many colleges appreciate essays that tell a compelling story about a personal experience or challenge that you've faced. This helps them understand you better as an individual. You can also include your academic interests and future goals within that narrative, but it’s important to make it engaging. Just be genuine and let your voice shine through! Best of luck with your college application process!

8 months ago

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