Don’t forget you may have dozens of school-specific supplemental essays to complete.
While it can be compressed, you should be thinking of writing college admission essays as a 9-10 month process.
If you dig deep enough there is almost always a great and revealing story in one of them.
After you have narrowed down your topics, decide which is best for you.
This article was co-authored by Alexander Peterman. He received his MA in Education from the University of Florida in 2017.
There are 15 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.
Unfortunately, students (typically the best of you) often get paralyzed because they want to have the perfect topic nailed down before beginning to write.
Here’s what you should do: This process takes time, and the earlier you start, the better off you will be.
The best essays are often built on seemingly ordinary experiences like shopping at Costco or baking a cheesecake.
The key is to ask yourself, “will this experience provide a vehicle for showing the development of my character and values?