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.  

1. Writing Tips for Personal Statements

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". 

2. What Is a Personal Statement? Everything You Need to Know About the College Essay

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.

3. Twelve College Essay Examples That Worked 2018

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. 

4. How to Write a Personal Statement That Wows Colleges

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. 

5. Symptoms and Cures for Writer's Block

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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