Advice for Working on the Essay this SummerPosted on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:02
Fall of senior year is a busy time. So we strongly urge you to have at least your Common Application essay in good shape before senior year begins because writing the essays while attending school is like adding a class to your schedule -- remember, in addition to the Common App's, there are those in the supplements. Summer provides the luxury of uninterrupted time to reflect and write. And you're fortunate that the Common App essay prompts will remain the same, so you don't have to wait until August 1st to start working on them.
So here's some advice to kick start your essays over the coming summer months -- from a suggested reading list that we hope will inspire to some excellent step-by-step guidance on those Common App essay prompts.
Finding Your Voice in the Essay: A suggested reading list of first-person essays.
The Real Topic of your Essay is You: One strategy to help you find a topic.