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Can I get some advice on writing a strong college essay?

Hi all! I'm a junior and I'm starting to brainstorm ideas for my college essays. I'm a little bit stressed about choosing a topic that will make me stand out from other applicants. Do you have any tips or advice on how to write a compelling essay? Any input is appreciated!

9 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're thinking about your college essays early. As a parent who has gone through the process with my child, I can share a few tips that might help you in crafting your essay. First, think about what makes you unique and how your experiences have shaped your perspective. Don't be afraid to be honest and vulnerable; colleges appreciate genuine stories. Second, remember that your essay should be well-structured and easy to understand. Make sure your ideas flow logically and that your writing is clear. Finally, take the time to revise and proofread your essay. It's crucial to have a polished piece, so don't hesitate to ask for help from teachers, friends, or family members in the editing process. Good luck with your essays, and remember that your voice and experiences matter!

9 months ago

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