How to Mine Your Personal Experiences for Essay Topics


The college application essay can be one of the most nerve-wracking parts of the college admission process, but it can also be one of the most fun – and important – aspects of your overall admissions package.

Writing your college essay can help an admissions officer see your authentic self and get to know you better than they could with just a GPA or SAT score. Reading an essay is a glimpse into a student's life, allowing the decision-makers to determine if you would be a good fit and if you would be happy at their schools. It's important to take the college admission essay seriously, but don't forget that it is creative endeavor that you can enjoy as well.

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