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When should I start working on my college essay?

Hey everyone, I'm a junior in high school and I'm wondering when I should start working on my college essay. Should I start now or wait until senior year? Any advice on how to manage my time effectively?

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're thinking about your college essay early on. In my experience, it's never too early to start brainstorming and outlining your essay. The summer before your senior year can be a great time to work on your essay without the pressure of schoolwork.

As for managing your time effectively, break the process into smaller tasks such as brainstorming, outlining, writing a first draft, and editing. Set deadlines for each task and try to stick to them. This way, you'll be less overwhelmed and have a clear plan to follow.

Remember, your essay is an opportunity to showcase your personality and unique experiences, so take your time and don't rush the process. I hope this helps, and good luck with your essay!

10 months ago

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