11 Tips to Writing Your College Admissions Essay in One Day

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You’ve Only Got One Day To Write Your Essay?

You waited until the last minute, didn’t you? No judgment here, just help from people who’ve done the exact same thing as you. Don’t give up! It’s better to pull the mother of all all-nighters than to skip your college application essay.

1. How Can I Write My Personal Statement In One Night?

Admitting you have a problem is first step, right? Fortunately other people have been there before you. Stand up and say, “My name is ________, and I’m a procrastinator.” (magoosh.com)

2. Last-Minute Tricks From Teen Vogue

These goes know their market, don’t you think? Maybe you’re trying to do too much. After all, how much time have you got? (teenvogue.com)

3. You’re Still Going To Need A Great Idea

Brainstorming is worth the time it takes because a great idea gets you halfway there. At least that’s what you should tell yourself to get started! (allcollegeessays.com)

4. Maybe You Need a System

The Spartan System has saved students’ bacon for years. Why not apply it to your college admissions essay? (huffingtonpost.com)

5. Even All-Nighters Need the 3 P’s

If you’ve determined to do the job well, you still need all the elements that make you application essay work well. That includes, Patience, Persistence, and Pop-Tarts—OK, maybe not that last one. (huffingtonpost.com)

6. Last Minute Tips For Great College Essays

If Time magazine writes an article like this one, at least you know you’re not alone. (time.com)

7. Just Hours To Go: 5 Tips

You need a calm voice like this one: “Don’t freak out. You can still do it. (wnyc.org)

8. What To Say When You Have Nothing To Say

It’s not really true: you do have something to say. Plus, you have to say something if you’re going to get this thing written. (greatcollegeadvice.com)

9. Six Steps You Can Do In One Night

The fewer the steps, the better you chances of crossing the finish line. This isn’t a last-minute post, but it’s great advice, and more important: it’s do-able. (huffingtonpost.com)

10. Tip #5: Take Risks

Is there a better time to take risks when you’re down to the wire? Perhaps the college professor who wrote this piece didn’t have this in mind when he wrote tip #5, but it certainly applies now. (quintcareers.com)

11. Write Your College Essay In One Night

Honestly the most creative and fun advice you’ll see if you find yourself in this dreadful situation. (collegeessayguy.com)

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