# Excellent College Essays

Schools are celebrating acceptance offers; social media sites are filled with photos of people you might know wearing caps and gowns.

And seniors are coming to school wearing college-themed T-shirts and caps.

When we help our students reflect and focus up front, the rest of the process moves much more smoothly. They come to this process full of ideas about topics, with little consideration of the essay’s purpose or why they are writing one (or twelve).

All too often, students look for activities that might lead to stories, and they waste a lot of time talking about their experiences and their accomplishments.

When they do this, they do not answer the prompt, which, no matter how it’s worded, is really asking students to show some insight into those experiences or accomplishments.

This is a journey into self-discovery, teaching your future college student how to be introspective and find meaning in life experiences.

Great books and movies draw us into their world – the same applies to these essays!

Before submitting, always proofread for spelling, grammar, and mechanics!

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