Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors: How to Shine in Your College Essay

How to Shine in Your College Essay
 
Write an essay they'll remember!
 
Colleges look for curious and articulate people who are ready for college. Here's how to write an essay that shows them you are that person!
 
    • Develop your topic like a story. Colleges look for students who seek challenges and learn from them. Even a small incident of personal growth can lead to an amazing essay.
 
    • Get a good start. One way to get going is to talk through your topic. Record your thoughts or have someone note them for you.
 
    • Show your thoughtfulness. Push yourself to think deeply about why your topic is compelling to you. Explain how you feel about it and why.
 
  • Revise until it feels right. Ask someone with excellent grammar skills, such as a teacher or parent, to proofread it.
 
Remember, it's always about you.
 
No matter what the essay topic is, the real topic is you. Use the essay prompt to show your personality, humor, and ability to communicate what your experiences have taught you.
 
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