I have been helping a lot of students write college admission essays over the last several weeks.
With state schools becoming increasingly competitive, any high school senior should do as much as he or she can to ensure a standout college application essay.
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Most people hate to write. Recently I helped the editor of a high school newspaper write her college application essays. Even though she was used to writing with a deadline, she had a severe case of writer’s block when it came to her own college admission essays.
The advice that I gave her was to resist the urge to revise as she wrote.
Making writing and revision separate steps (as much as possible), she was able to write several excellent drafts.
She also benefited from suggestions from an experienced writer of admission essays.
I have helped students write essays that were part of successful applications to University of Florida, Emory University, Florida State University honors program, and many other top schools.