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The Common Application Essays: 3 Things You Don't Need to Worry About

by Story2, on Aug 1, 2016 5:00:00 AM


We can feel the tides turn when the Common Application opens up on the first of August. Students rush to Twitter, asking questions, and we’re reminded how difficult the Common App can feel to high school students and others applying to college. It can feel like a government form, asking all sorts of questions that have little to do with how you’ll succeed in college.

There are so many different options--submission dates, essay types, honors programs and scholarships -- so staying organized is key. We’re short of breath just thinking about it.

As you work to make sense of all the moving pieces, writing essays can feel like an additional stress. This is where we can help. That’s because we’re bringing together everything to support you in writing successful--i.e. powerful and authentic-- Common App essays.

Accurate, actionable tips. The Story2 Resources page is new, improved and ready just in time for the Common App launch. Find “How To’s” for each Common Application essay prompt, and eight types of supplement essays (Defining Moments, Community, Issues, Influences, Activities, Why This College? What Major, and Scholarships).

Step-by-step planning + writing tools. Use EssayBuilder™ to unleash your stories to write, plan, and organize every Common App essay prompt. Receive personalized written feedback to complete powerful essays and get 1-on-1, live online essay coaching with a Story2 coach.

Learn everything you need to know, live online.  We hosted a live online event where we featured Story2 expert staff who shared the process to submitting essay prompts. If you’re stuck, or even if you’re just starting, watch the event to help you with practical strategies and best practices for conquering the Common App.

Join the Story2 community-- more than 30,000 students, teachers, guidance counselors and admission officers around the world, who are committed to students’ independent work and success--and know this: you have what it takes to succeed--in college and in life. We’re here to support you. We can’t wait to hear your unique story.

Want more tips for Common App essay prompts? Check out our Guide to the Common App.

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