College Essays

College Board Essay Resource Site: The accepted authority for all things AP and College Prep - plan your essay, get straight-forward tips, read samples with critiques.
Super Site: Extensive resources, tons of tips. I'd spend some time here - very specific advice and examples to back them up.
College Tips: Links to great sample essays including commentary by admissions staff telling why these essays worked.
College Admission Essay Site: Several essays and personal statements.
Five Sample College Essays: Stanford, Wellesley, Harvard, Georgetown, Princeton - with evaluator commentary.

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