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5 Tips for College Application Essays


5 Tips for College Application Essays

  1. Do some research. Learn all you can about the school's mission and values, then tie them to your strengths and goals.
  2. Start early. Leave yourself time to write, walk away, and revise. Starting at the last minute will force you to submit your first draft.
  3. Answer the question. Sometimes students are too eager to reuse essays that don't quite fit. Make sure you directly address the question.
  4. Show, don't tell. Use examples. Don't just say you're passionate about a cause; detail the time you spent on it.

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