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How to write a strong college application essay?

Hi guys! I'm a junior, and I'm starting to think about writing my college application essay. I want it to be strong and memorable. Do you have any tips or suggestions on how to write a great essay? Thanks for your help!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're starting to think about your college application essay early. From my experience helping my child with their essay, here are a few tips that could be helpful:

1. Start by brainstorming: Think about your interests, experiences, and challenges you've faced. Reflect on what makes you unique and what you'd like to share with the admissions officers.

2. Choose a topic that genuinely interests you: It's important to write about something you truly care about, as it will come across in your writing and make your essay more engaging.

3. Be authentic: Don't try to impress the admissions officers with fancy language or exaggerated accomplishments. Instead, be honest and show them who you are.

4. Show, don't tell: Use descriptive language and examples to illustrate your points rather than just stating them. This will make your essay more vivid and memorable.

5. Edit and revise: Give yourself plenty of time to write multiple drafts and get feedback from others. Don't be afraid to cut out parts that aren't working and rework your essay until it's the best it can be.

Good luck with your essay, and I hope these tips are helpful!

10 months ago

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