Start planning early for college essays + free reflection exercise…

It’s time to get out your ScholarPrep Organizer and see what you’ve accomplished since last month. If you don’t have anything to write down, take this time to go over the tips in each section and set some goals.

December Focus: Essays and Reflection

If you’re a senior, you’re probably tired of hearing the word essay. For everyone else, this is a great time to get a jumpstart on those essays that you’ll eventually attach to college and scholarship applications.

Wondering how you can prepare for this daunting task?

First, it’s important to know that colleges love to see reflection in the essays they read. To help you practice reflection, we have created a FREE exercise for you to think back on the last year and practice this essential writing skill.

Not only do students dread writing essays, parents wish they knew how they could help!

One of the greatest resources we have come across to help parents support their children during this process is How to Write an Effective College Application Essay: The Inside Scoop for Parents

Let me know how the reflection exercise goes! If you have questions, let us know in the comments below! Have fun!

Jordan Schanda, Founder of ScholarPrep

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