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Question: I'm not a good writer. I'm afraid I won't be able to put together a decent college application essay. What should I do?

Answer: You're not alone. Many high school students fear the essay, or "personal statement." You may not have to write one, though. Quite a few college applications either require no essay or make it optional. If you're working on an application that requires an essay, here are some basics to keep in mind.

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