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College Admissions Essays: Getting Started Is the Hardest Part

Posted by Julia Wasson

Oct 3, 2015 11:00:00 AM

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If your student is planning to attend a four-year college next year, there's a lot of work ahead.

One of the most dreaded parts of the college application process (aside from filling out the FAFSA) is the college admissions essay. If your scholar is charged up by the thought of sharing his or her personal take on life with anonymous readers, count your student — and yourself — among the lucky ones.

There's plenty of pressure on students to get great grades, be a leader in school and out, have a squeaky-clean online persona, and on top of that earn stellar test scores. The thing is, all prospective college students are striving for the same outstanding record. If your student wants a way to stand out among others with equal qualifications, the essay can be the vehicle to propel him or her to the top of the applicant list.


The vast majority of high school seniors aren't exactly excited by the prospect of trying to convey the essence of who they are in a few hundred words. But we've got a complimentary tool to make the process a little less painful.

For most students, getting started is the hardest part. So we've put together a free e-book, College Admissions Essays: 3 Prewriting Tips. In it, you'll find three effective tips for getting over the hump of putting those first words on the page. 

Download this helpful book today and make the college application essay a little less daunting for your already stressed-out teenager.

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Topics: college application