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Should I include a title on my college essay?

Quick question for anyone who's already submitted their app: did you guys add a title to your college essay? I heard some people do it to stand out but I'm not sure if it's necessary or if it might come across as too much. Thoughts?

8 months ago

Hey there! Adding a title to your college essay isn't a requirement, and most students generally do not include one. However, a well-thought-out title can provide a quick insight into the theme of your essay and spark interest. If you do decide to include a title, make sure it's succinct, reflective of your essay's content, and adds value to your piece, rather than just being there for the sake of having a title. Think of it as the headline of a newspaper article; it should grab attention in a positive way. But remember, the substance of your essay is what truly matters, so don't stress over the title too much. Whatever you choose, just stay true to your voice and ensure the essay itself is strong. Good luck!

8 months ago

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