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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Any tips for writing an outstanding college essay?

Hey guys, I'm starting to work on my college essays, and I want to make sure they stand out. Do you have any tips or strategies on how to write an essay that really shines?

9 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're already thinking about your college essays. An outstanding college essay can indeed give you an edge in the admissions process.

One essential tip is to be authentic and true to yourself. Colleges are looking for a genuine representation of who you are, so share experiences or aspects of your life that make you unique. Another important point is to show, not tell. Instead of telling the admissions officers how great you are, provide an example of something you've done, which demonstrates your attributes.

Use a clear structure and avoid cliches. Your essay should be well-organized, and it's always a good idea to have others proofread it for feedback. Lastly, revise and edit your essay multiple times to make sure it's polished and error-free.

Good luck with your essays!

9 months ago

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