Friday, June 3, 2011

Juniors: In the Quiet of Summer, Start Your Essays

Juniors: In the Quiet of Summer, Start Your Essays By ALAN GELB, NYTimes The Choice

"In preparation for the senior year, most students try to plan their summers around some kind of résumé-building job, internship, coursework or community service. Summer is also an ideal time to get the jump on your college admissions essay."
  • Clear your head.

  • Ask yourself exploratory questions.

  • Familiarize yourself with the narrative form.

  • Enjoy yourself.

  • Own your essay.

Mr. Gelb is the author of “Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps.”

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