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Writing College/Grad School Admissions Essay: Home

Don't be scared about that 500 words! Find out how to ace the personal statement section on your college or graduate school application.

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College Board Essay Tips
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/essays​
Find articles to help compose a compelling college essay and see essay examples.

OWL at Perdue
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/642/01/
"This handout provides information about writing personal statements for academic and other positions."

Personal Statement Help
http://students.berkeley.edu/apa/personalstatement/
"This site is designed to help the college senior write their college entrance essay.  It includes a complete step by step guide to writing and polishing the personal statement."

Tips for a Great Essay
http://www.smith.edu/admission/simply/docs/essay_writing/CollegeEssayTips.pdf
Quick guide in a .pdf form