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When should I start working on my college application essays?

Hello! I'm currently a junior and I've been hearing that it's a good idea to start working on college application essays early. When would you recommend I start working on them? Any tips for getting started would be appreciated. Thank you!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking about starting your college application essays early. In my experience, the summer before senior year is an ideal time to start working on them. This way, you have plenty of time to brainstorm, write, and revise without the pressure of schoolwork and extracurricular activities. To get started, I'd recommend creating a list of potential essay topics or experiences you'd like to share. Reflect on your life and think about moments that have shaped you or helped you grow. Once you have a list, you could talk to your friends, family, or mentors to get their input on which topics resonate the most with them. Then, you can start working on your first draft and refining it over time. Remember, it's important to be genuine and tell your unique story. Best of luck!

10 months ago

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