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How do I make my college essay stand out?

Hey guys, I'm a junior and I've been thinking about my college essay a lot lately. I know it's a crucial part of my application, but I'm not sure how to make it truly stand out. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions on how to write a unique and memorable essay? Thanks in advance!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great to see you're thinking about your college essay early on. One way to make your essay stand out is to focus on a specific story or experience that has shaped you as a person. Rather than trying to cover multiple aspects of your life, pick one moment that showcases your growth and personality. Use vivid details and strong language to engage the reader and make them feel like they're experiencing the story with you. Another tip is to be genuine and authentic; don't try to write what you think the admissions officers want to hear. Instead, express your true self and your unique voice. Finally, don't be afraid to revise and edit your essay multiple times. Ask for feedback from trusted friends, family, or teachers to help polish your writing. Best of luck with your essay, and I'm sure you'll do great!

11 months ago

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