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Writing College Application Essays: Finding Your Positive Qualities


You should know a lot about yourself if you’re writing a college application essay.

You should have a pretty good handle on what you like, what’s important to you, what makes you laugh, dream, think or doubt. Because these are some of the things that make you you.


You should definitely know your positive qualities.

So, what are your positive qualities? Can you name a few? …Some…none?

Download my Positive Qualities Worksheet. It will help you identify your best qualities. It will also help you link your qualities to some of the stories you have to tell.

And it often leads to good essay ideas.

Showcasing your positive qualities is one of the best ways to help schools get to know you. So start here. Get to know your positive qualities.

Here are two more posts you should read to help get you started:
How to Start Writing Your College Essay and Five Tips Before You Write.


Sharon Epstein is owner of First Impressions College Consulting in Redding, Connecticut. She is a Writers Guild Award-winner and two-time Emmy Award nominee. First Impressions College Consulting teaches students how to master interview skills, write killer resumes, and transform their goals, dreams and experiences into memorable college application essays. Our tutors are award-winning writers and published authors who work with students everywhere: in-person, by phone, video and email. Visit my website for more info. Connect on Google+, Pinterest and Twitter.









Author: Sharon Epstein

College consultant, teaching students how to write memorable college application essays, grad school and prep school essays, and succeed at job and college interviews.

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