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Best resources for college essay brainstorming?

Hi everyone! I'm a high school junior starting to think about writing my college essays. Can anyone recommend some resources or methods to help brainstorm ideas and topics? I'm slightly overwhelmed and any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're already thinking about college essays. Brainstorming ideas can be a bit overwhelming, but there are several resources to help you out.

One way to generate ideas is to write down any significant experiences, challenges, or accomplishments you've had and think about how they've shaped your life. Reflect on any lessons you've learned or personal growth that resulted from these experiences.

Additionally, you can check out websites like CollegeVine (https://www.collegevine.com), which offer blog posts and resources on essay writing, tips, and topic brainstorming.

Another helpful avenue is to ask for guidance from your teachers, counselors, or even friends and family members who might know your strengths and have unique perspectives on potential topics.

The main goal is to be authentic and let your personal voice shine through your essay. Good luck with your brainstorming process!

9 months ago

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