The time is here for rising seniors to get serious about college applications and essays. The early time frame shocks many people, but this is a time-consuming process. The best essays are written, put aside, and then revisited after they’ve grown cold. At that point, students often see their mistakes or understand that the essay is not as wonderful as it felt when first written down.
While I work with students to masterfully morph a great essay to fit several different college prompts, there are still a number of essays that must be composed. Kids need time and space to think about all these. Summer is the perfect time to do this.
Trying to write after school starts with tests approaching, class assignments, extracurricular commitments, and looming college deadlines can cripple the most resilient of students and cause them to submit a subpar application. It is important to understand that the college selection process for competitive schools has gotten crazy with literally thousands of applications pouring in. There is too much resting on your child’s writing to wait until fall. Each essay, long or short, needs to sparkle. It needs to show who the student is and convince a good college that they would be just the right person to have a place in the freshman class.
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