Throughout my years of helping high school students with writing college application essays I’ve learned that there are some important steps students can take before they ever put pen to paper. Checkout this audio file I where explain three important things you need to know before you begin your college application essay.
1. Get familiar with the Common Application Essay questions but do not commit to one. Click here for the 2016-2017 Common Application Essay Prompts.
2. You’re not writing a 5 paragraph essay— you’re telling a story.
3. Allow yourself to be vulnerable.
Need some more advice?…
Checkout this article and read what some college admissions officers have said about crafting a unique and compelling college essay.
Checkout this article from the New York Times and listen to a student reading his college essay.