College Essay Tips

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    Just get going! Open a Word document, start writing now and don't put it off until the last minute.

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    Clarify your task at the start: make sure that you know what is required by summing up your basic argument in one sentence.

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    Collect and record information, but be selective and focused. Ask: "Would the Lone Ranger keep this for his essay?"

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    Stay focused on the title and check back to make certain you're keeping to the subject.

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    Start with the easy stuff and keep going. Write quickly to get that first draft done, then fine tune later.

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    Outline first. Your college essay will be better organized and you'll be sure to cover all the main points.

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    Don't do it yourself but make it look like you did.

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    Remember: editing and revision are the best ways to make a good paper into a great paper.

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    Research. Research. Research. The better understanding you have on your topic, the stronger your paper will be.

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    When working on an essay, never stray too far from the thesis; the thesis is the heart of the essay, so every idea has to circulate back to it.

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