Essay and Personal Statement

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).

More Resources:

8 Tips for Crafting Your Best College Essay – CollegeBoard

Students Speak: How I Conquered the Application Essay – CollegeBoard

Sample College Application Essay 1 and Essay 2 – CollegeBoard

Writing a personal statement– College Essay Guy

Writing supplemental essays– College Essay Guy

Common App Essay Prompts– College Essay Advisors

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