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SAT: 720 math
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Can you give me some advice on writing a strong college essay?

Hi all! I'm a junior starting to think about my college essays. I'm not the best writer, and I'm feeling a bit stressed about crafting a strong essay. Do you have any tips or advice on how to make my essay stand out? Thank you!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're starting to think about your college essays early. Don't worry too much about not being the best writer; with some practice and guidance, you can definitely create a strong essay. First, make sure you choose a topic that truly reflects who you are and what's important to you. This will help your essay feel genuine and engaging. Next, try to focus on showing rather than telling. Use specific anecdotes and examples to illustrate your points, which will make your essay more memorable. When drafting your essay, don't be afraid to write multiple drafts and ask for feedback from trusted individuals like teachers, friends, or family members. Lastly, pay close attention to grammar, spelling, and punctuation, as these small details can make a big difference in the overall impression of your essay. Good luck, and remember that the process of writing your essay can be a valuable learning experience!

9 months ago

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