Writing Resources for College Admissions Essays
A couple weeks ago, I put together this quick list of resources about writing personal statements and thought it’d be helpful to share on my blog. Enjoy.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides a brief, yet comprehensive guide to writing personal statements also known as "application essays" or "statements of purpose".
Quick guide from PrepScholar.com that covers everything you need to know about the different types of college essays to get you started thinking about how to write a great one.
CollegeEssayGuy.com provides a series of personal statement examples from a variety of student experiences to help writers understand how to craft essays on multiple different topics.
Blog post from CollegeVine.com on the topic of optimizing the personal statement including how to speak to your unique experiences, qualities, or beliefs that aren’t elsewhere represented on the application.
Purdue's Online Writing Lab offers some helpful tips to avoid or remedy a case of writer's block. The article lists multiple strategies to get writers thinking and writing again.
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