WRITING THE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS ESSAY – YOUR JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY

It’s May! Springtime! The birds are tweeting (the old fashioned way), flowers are blooming and high school juniors everywhere are staring out the window daydreaming about… their college admissions essays?

Uhm… probably not.

And yet, writing the essay does not have to be a dreaded chore, especially if you treat it as a journey of discovery.

In the process of mining their experiences for suitable essay topics, students frequently learn things about themselves or their lives that they did not previously know, or might have vaguely known but hadn’t articulated. But by taking the time to reflect on their lives to this point, college applicants often realize that they are smarter, more perceptive, stronger, or have more character than they thought. And these revelations can be exhilarating.

So when the prospect of writing one or way-too-many essays starts to feel daunting, think of the process as an opportunity to get in touch with valuable insights that can actually enrich your life. It might not help your grammar, but it will probably make writing your admissions essays a whole lot more enjoyable.

For more personal help with the college admissions essay, please contact Craig Heller directly at 818-340-1276 or Craig.essaysolutions@gmail.com

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