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One of the most frightening things to write is the College Essay. How in the world can I write a compelling essay that will get me into college? A couple of things to keep in mind:
- This is a part of your overall application. It's not the be-all and end-all; don't put a lot of pressure on yourself.
- Be real -- don't make stuff up.
- Within the essay, or perhaps even at the beginning , tell an anecdote, something that shows something about you -- your values, your growth, your humor, your personality.
- Don't worry about it. Be you.