College essay writing is hard. And while sometimes it’s hard because you don’t know what to do, it’s also hard because it’s easy to make mistakes. There are lots of misconceptions about writing college essays, and I’ve seen them in action. My sister is a senior in high school, and she’s gotten some really bad advice. So while I think we often try to be positive and focus on what you SHOULD do, today I want to talk about some of the things you SHOULDN’T do.
Now that you know what NOT to do, you should be able to write! Avoid those pitfalls, and get to work. The best thing you can do right now is just start getting your ideas on the page, even if starting is sometimes the hardest part. So go write your essays!