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Sharing My Common App Essay

Updated: Jul 21, 2022

Brothers and Sisters

Almost a year ago today I began to plan my college admissions essay. I'd been waiting for this moment ever since I started high school. I knew that my essay could make or break an admissions counselor's perception of me. I knew that I couldn't procrastinate and that my essay had to be great....but I was in for a rude awakening.

I can't believe how far I have come since my admissions journey. It can sometimes feel as if there is a lot of pressure and you don't know where to start. I found that no matter how many posts I read, or how many videos I watched, I couldn't write a conventional essay because I am not a conventional person. In the future, I will go more in depth about the process and how I wrote my essay, but for now, I am simply going to share with you the essay that I sent to all the schools I applied to through The Common Application.

DISCLAIMER: My style and my approach IS NOT for everyone. The best tip that I can briefly share is to be authentic! (I'll explain this idea further in the future)

With love,

your big sister