essaystarburstNo writing assignment looms larger in a high school student’s life than the dreaded college essay. Many students and parents spend months or years working on the essay, while others spend a week or less furiously drafting, redrafting, and polishing what should be a major component of the college application.

You can make your college essay an excellent ambassador of your suitability to study at a school that is right for you. You can write accurately and authentically about who you really are in a way that engages and impresses the overworked folks in admissions. And you can accomplish this daunting task with a minimum of stress or struggle. You just need a plan.

We turned to some of greater Rochester’s most insightful counselors and admissions professionals for tips on writing outstanding college essays. Their profound wisdom has been distilled down to just seven powerful steps…
 

7 Steps to an Amazing College Essay

1. WRITE ABOUT YOURSELF
2. WRITE AS YOURSELF
3. WRITE THE RIGHT PROMPT
4. WRITE WELL
5. WRITE FOR YOUR READER
6. WRITE FROM THE HEART
7. WRITE BEYOND THE PROMPT
 
Do you want an essay worthy to represent you to the colleges of your choice? Follow our 7 Steps to an Amazing College Essay, and you may very well be writing your ticket to the college of your dreams!

(If you’d like personal guidance in shaping this pivotal part of your application, we endorse all of the experts who have contributed their insights.)
 
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