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Common App Essays Part 2: How to Write College Essays

Knowing what the college essay adds to a college application, as we discussed in the first podcast of our Common Application essay series, is only the first step in developing a competitive personal statement.  The following podcast advises Seniors how to actually write the autobiographical college essay, and addresses common challenges in the drafting process.   The college essay is complex by nature, given teenagers are having to promote themselves and their talents, not an easy task for most, while simultaneously maintaining strong grades in multiple Advanced Placement, Honors or International Baccalaureate classes and leadership activities.

Previous podcasts and posts can also assist in drafting the college essays