Writing your college essay and personal statement may feel overwhelming and you may not know where to start. There are lots of free resources to help students write great statements and essays. Some key elements to getting started are brainstorming ideas and writing them down. Make sure you start with a rough draft, review, revise/edit, reflect on what it says about you, revise again, edit, get feedback on your writing (peers and/or teachers) and write your final draft (always edit and reread before submitting).
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