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Are college essay titles common practice or not?

Hey, I'm a junior currently starting to brainstorm ideas for my college essays. Should I be thinking about a title for the essay? Do most people give their essays titles, or is it not required? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

It's great that you're starting to brainstorm ideas for your college essays early in your junior year! To answer your question, college essay titles are not a requirement, and many students choose not to use them. However, adding a title can sometimes help make your essay stand out or give it a sense of completion.

The main focus should be on the content and the quality of your writing. If you're able to come up with a creative and relevant title that aligns with the theme of your essay, then go for it! Otherwise, there's no need to stress about this aspect.

For example, when my child applied to college, they decided to give their essay a title because it tied everything together nicely and caught the reader's attention. In the end, the decision should be based on what works best for your essay and your personal writing style. Best of luck with the process!

9 months ago

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