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When is the best time to start working on college essays?

Hello! I'm a junior in high school and I'm a little bit stressed about the whole college application process. I've heard that the college essay is a crucial part of the application, so I'm wondering when I should start working on it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's completely normal to feel stressed about the college application process, but don't worry, you've got this! In my experience with my own child, starting to work on college essays during the summer before senior year was quite helpful. This gives you plenty of time to brainstorm, write, and revise your essays without the pressure of schoolwork and extracurricular activities. Plus, it allows you to get a head start on the application process, which can be time-consuming. You could also use this time to research colleges and their specific essay prompts, so you can tailor your essays to each school's requirements. Remember, a well-thought-out and genuine essay can make a big difference in your application, so take your time and don't rush the process. Good luck, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any more questions!

10 months ago

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