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Tips on Writing Your College Essay

Here’s a piece from the New York Times’ Choice blog – this piece is specifically targeted to students in India applying to American colleges.  But the advice is well-taken by anyone applying to college.  In short, the advice is this:  use your college essay to tell admissions offices who you are as a human being.  They know your grades, they know how involved you have been in extra-curricular activities.  But the essay is your chance to show them the person behind those numbers and checked-off boxes.

In case the link stops working, I’ve also uploaded a PDF of this article on the Resources and Links page.

 

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