All college essays

College essays are important because they let you reveal your personality. Learn how brainstorming and planning can help you write your best college essays.

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Tips for Writing an Effective Application Essay

1. Get to know your prompt

Ease yourself into the essay-writing process. Take time to understand the question or prompt being asked.

2. Brainstorm

Get your creative juices flowing by brainstorming all the possible ideas you can think of to address your college essay question.

3. Create an outline

Map out what you’re going to write by making an outline. This will help you stay on track and include all the necessary information.

4. Write

Write your essay by elaborating on each point you included in your outline. Use clear, concise language throughout your essay.

5. Edit

After your initial draft is complete, take some time away from it and start again with fresh eyes. Edit for grammar and sentence structure as well as content.