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What's the best way to approach writing the Common App essay?

Hi all! I'm a junior starting to think about college applications and I'm a little bit stressed about the Common App essay. What's the best way to approach writing it? Should I focus on a specific event or just share my personal story? Your advice would be greatly appreciated!

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great to see you starting to think about your college applications early. When it comes to the Common App essay, the best way to approach it is to focus on something that is meaningful to you and showcases your unique qualities. It could be a specific event, experience, or aspect of your personality. The key is to be genuine and share your personal story in a way that helps the admissions officers get to know you better. Don't stress too much about trying to impress them – just be yourself and let your authentic voice shine through. Also, remember that you can always revise and polish your essay as much as you need to before submitting it. Good luck, and don't hesitate to ask for help or feedback from your teachers, friends, or family!

10 months ago

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