There’s plenty of time…Why should I start my essay in June?

The school year is almost over and you are looking forward to your senior year.

Congratulations! You’re at the top of the heap now and you’re calling the shots and setting an example for the underclassmen in your school. Come mid-June you won’t have a care in the world, right?

WRONG! June is the time to start writing your college application essay. This is the only period between now and Feb. 1 when you will have no other pressures on you and you can give the essay the thought and time it needs.

Keep in mind that completing college applications is time-consuming and you will have schoolwork to complete and extra-curricular activities to do, as well.

Your essay is the ticket into the school of your choice. Don’t leave it up to chance. Give yourself enough time to make it the best possible essay you can produce.

Write your draft in June and edit, edit, edit. Give yourself a deadline of July 4 to have a final draft written and ready for review by your English teacher in the fall.

If you want professional help, contact me. This is what I love to do. I am passionate about helping you find the kernel of truth within yourself and telling your story — the one that a college admissions officer will remember and value.

We can get it done in as few as two or three one-hour sessions and it will be one less thing for you to worry about in September.

Together, our process will be simple: Brainstorm, Write, Edit, Submit.

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