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When is the best time to start writing my college essay?

Hello, I'm a junior, and I'm a little bit stressed about when to start writing my college essay. I want to make sure I have enough time to write a great essay, but I'm not sure when to begin. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's completely normal to feel a bit stressed about college essays, but you're already ahead of the game by considering when to start. In my experience with my child, starting the summer before senior year is a great time. This allows you to dedicate time to brainstorm and outline your essay before the busyness of senior year kicks in. Plus, you can use the time to get feedback from teachers, friends, or family members before finalizing your essay. Just remember to balance enjoying your summer with working on your college essay, as it's important to take breaks and recharge. Best of luck!

10 months ago

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