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How do I write a great college essay?

Hi everyone! I'm starting to think about my college essays, and I want to make sure they're top-notch. What tips do you have for writing a compelling and unique essay that will stand out to admissions officers? I appreciate any suggestions!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking about your college essays early. A compelling essay can definitely help you stand out. First, make sure you pick a topic that you're passionate about and that genuinely reflects who you are. This will help your personality shine through in your writing. Second, avoid cliches and focus on being authentic. Admissions officers read thousands of essays, so try to share a unique story or perspective. Third, use vivid language and details to engage readers and help them visualize your experiences. Fourth, proofread your essay multiple times and ask for feedback from trusted friends, teachers, or counselors. They can offer valuable insights on how to improve your essay. Finally, remember that the essay is just one part of your application. Don't stress too much and trust that your hard work will pay off. Good luck!

10 months ago

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