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What should I write my college essay about?

Hey everyone, I'm starting to think about my college essays, and I'm not sure what topic to choose. Do you have any advice on picking a subject that will make me stand out? I want to make sure my application is as strong as possible. Thanks!

10 months ago

Hi there! I can understand how important it is for you to write a strong college essay. My child went through the same process not long ago. My advice would be to choose a topic that is genuinely meaningful to you and reflects your personality, interests, or experiences. It could be a turning point in your life, a challenge you've overcome, or a passion that sets you apart. Keep in mind that colleges are looking for students who can contribute to their community and have unique perspectives. So, focus on showcasing your authentic self rather than trying to impress the admissions officers. Be honest and make sure your voice comes through in the essay. Also, don't hesitate to ask for feedback from teachers, friends, or family members. Best of luck with your college essays and application process!

10 months ago

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