Blog #8: College Essay Help

Willing To Put in the Effort Required on College Essays?

Last night’s talk on college app essay writing was a success! Thirty-three interested Newton, Mass. parents and students learned how to pick a prompt, decide about a topic, write drafts of essays, and make final edits. Does that sound like a lot of work? It is but, fortunately, students learn the skills involved in writing essays in their high school English classes. They, however, have to make time to do the writing. With extracurricular activities, homework, volunteer efforts, and part-time jobs – when do they have time? Starting earlier in the process is a help – the summer before senior year. Use a calendar to mark dates work is due and plan it out. An Excel sheet is a great help to keep track of essays you must write. Take one day at a time. Get each step in the process done a little every day, and you’ll get the essay completed.

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