I thought you might like to read one of the 50 sample college application essays featured in my new book, . This is the first one in the book. Like most of the essays in this collection, it was written by a former tutoring student of mine. I will share a few others in the next couple weeks.
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We at College Essay Advisors love these tried and true essay questions, which are exactly the same as the ones on last year’s list. These prompts are, as always, open to creative interpretation, allowing room for personal expression while also delineating some helpful guidelines for students to follow. While it is true that the Common Application essay prompts are quite flexible, it is still helpful to know just what admissions will be looking for when they read personal statements in each of these categories.
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When reviewing sample college application essays, many make the mistake of looking only at the essay itself. Don’t forget to look at the prompt, though. A great essay is much more helpful if you can see what the applicant was asked for when they set out to write it. That way, you can see how they tackled the challenge.