The Personal Essay (Part 3). How to Write Your First Draft and Topics to Stay Away From. Advise from Vanderbilt University on How to Write Your Essay


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#099 – Today, Jankel and I continue giving you insights on how to write your personal essay. We begin by going over the importance of the essay as an integral part of your college application, review the prompts that you will find in the Common App, and highlight the beauty of the essay as the only part of the application in which you control 100% of the narrative. We also present 10 different topics you should stay away from, or at the very least, be very careful with, when writing your essay. After the midpoint of the episode, we present you with the steps to take to write your first draft. We finish by sharing tips directly from Vanderbilt University on how to write your personal essay. You can find the show notes for this episode at You can help our show greatly by giving us a 5-star rating and leaving us a positive review. That is the best way you can help our podcast. We will truly appreciate it. Thank you!

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