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August, 2017

Essay Writing Season is Here

The essay is your opportunity to tell colleges something about yourself that they might not learn from the rest of your application. It should be well-written, tell a story, and reveal something meaningful about you. 

Many students find this process to be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Click below for some helpful essay writing tips and strategies to get you started. If you take your time and are thoughtful about the process, you may just find that you enjoy writing your essays!

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Inspiration for Writing


As you prepare to your write your personal statements and other essays - keep in mind you can find inspiration anywhere!

Before You Write 
The personal statement and college essay can be the most challenging part of college application process.   So what are some keys questions to ask yourself before you sit down to write to get at your own unique story?

Advice on Essays from Yale 

Scroll down and watch this informative five minute video about the Personal Statement from a Yale University Admissions Officer. 

Why College, Why Academic Interest Essay? 

Many admissions professionals say that they read the
"Why school?" essay first. They want to see if you as an applicant truly know why you want to attend the school other than its excellent reputation, outstanding location, or world-renowned faculty. So how do you do this?

Connecting With An Admissions Officer


The college admissions committee has to understand why you do what you do. What motivates you? How did you come to a particular decision? 


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Seniors:   Good luck as you work on your essays and applications. Remember we are here to help you.

Juniors: Take a deep breath and get ready for a challenging, but hopefully exciting year.  We are available to help you develop your college list and plans for the coming year.

Sophomores and Freshmen:  Enjoy the rest of summer and the beginning of a new school year.  We are ready to help you find your unique angle for success.

Lisa, Beth, Abby and The CBM Team
College Bound Mentor, LLC 

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