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Writing an 'amazing' college essay?

So everyone keeps talking about crafting this ‘amazing’ college essay, but what does that really mean? How can I write an amazing college essay that feels authentic and really resonates with admissions officers? Any advice?

8 months ago

Hello there! Writing an 'amazing' college essay is all about finding your unique voice and telling your story in a way that's engaging and personal. Start by reflecting on experiences, values, or challenges that have shaped you. Try to connect these aspects to the qualities the college values. Authenticity is key, so write truthfully and from the heart. Use vivid details and anecdotes to bring your story to life and show rather than just tell. For example, instead of saying you're a leader, describe a time you organized a community event and the impact it had. Don't shy away from being vulnerable if it's relevant; sometimes, sharing struggles and how you've overcome them can be powerful. Finally, steer clear of clichés and overly formal language – write as if you're sharing your story with a mentor or friend. Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all approach, but essays that are reflective, insightful, and genuinely yours tend to resonate the most with admissions officers. Good luck and happy writing!

8 months ago

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