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How do I write a college application essay that showcases my personality?

Hello! I'm starting to work on my college application essay, and I want to make sure it showcases my personality. Can anyone offer any tips or advice on how to write an essay that truly reflects who I am? Thanks in advance!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great you're taking the time to ensure your college application essay reflects your personality. When my child went through this process, we found a few strategies that helped.

First, brainstorm aspects of your personality, experiences, and interests that you believe make you unique. Jot down anecdotes that highlight these traits, as examples can paint a vivid picture for the admissions officers.

Next, choose a prompt that allows you to express these aspects of your personality. Don't be afraid to think outside the box and choose something unconventional if it feels more aligned with your identity.

As you draft your essay, write authentically. Use your natural voice and avoid cliches or overly formal language. This will give your essay a genuine feel, making it easier for the reader to connect with you.

Lastly, ask a trusted friend, family member, or mentor to review your essay. They can provide insight as to whether or not your essay captures your true essence. Good luck, and I hope these tips help you create a college application essay that successfully showcases your personality!

9 months ago

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