Write your application essay

Q. I need to write my college application essay. What do you recommend?
A. Start now.

Start early to write your application essay for college or graduate school. Start as soon as you know you will need to write one. Allow time to reflect, prepare and revise. Give yourself time to start all over, if you feel the need. Waiting until deadline guarantees your own failure.

Choose a fascinating topic. You know that your application includes your grades, awards, activities, and so on. Write about something different or unique that will educate, amuse or answer questions for admissions evaluators. Use your personal statement to show another side of yourself.

Present your information and ideas in a focused, thoughtful and meaningful way. Support your ideas with examples. Do more than list your qualities or accomplishments.

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