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How to approach college essays when you're not a strong writer?

Hey everyone! So, I'm a junior and I'm already dreading the college essay process because I've never been a particularly strong writer. I tend to struggle with organizing my thoughts and making my essays interesting. Does anyone have any tips or resources they found helpful for improving their essay-writing skills? How did you go about writing your college essays? Any help is much appreciated!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's completely normal to feel a bit worried about the college essay process. But don't worry, there's plenty of support available. One tip I would give is to start practicing early; write daily or weekly journal entries about your thoughts or experiences to help you get comfortable with writing.

When it comes to structuring your essay, consider using an outline to organize your thoughts. Break down your essay into parts, such as an introduction, body, and conclusion, and jot down bullet points for each section. Also, don't hesitate to ask for feedback from teachers, friends, or family who are willing to read drafts of your essay. They can provide helpful insights and suggestions for improvement. Lastly, there are many resources online, including CollegeVine's blog, which has numerous articles on essay topics, examples, and techniques to improve your writing skills. With practice, organization, and feedback, your essay-writing skills will improve faster than you think. Good luck!

9 months ago

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