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The College Essay

The College Essay is a major part of your college application process.  The essay oftentimes is what will take up the majority of your time when you begin applying to colleges.  Start working on it early and seek out help from multiple sources as you work through it.  Detailed below are some great resources to help you as you work on your essay.

Students Speak:  How I Conquered the Essay

College Essay Samples

Read the samples below.  See if you can figure out the essay's strength and weaknesses.  Continue reading to see how College Board critiqued them.

Sample College Essay 1

Sample College Essay 2

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