A few words of wisdom on starting your college essay strong, with some links and resources below the video:
Read some sample essays and ask yourself this question after the first line of each one: DO I WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Steven’s essay has a great opening line!
Jacqueline’s essay makes you want to read more!
- Here are 10 great pieces of advice about writing your college essay, from college counselor Dr. Rebecca Joseph.
- Here’s another short video of some pitfalls of the UC and Common App prompts.
- And here’s a guest post from Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy, that may help you get started.
Magellan will host four more application and essay workshops over the next two weekends. More details and RSVP here.
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Evelyn, I’m so impressed by your video and the linked essays. You created an emotional impact that’s memorable as well as instructive. Thank you.