college essays


* Common App 上的“Plan Essay” 简介

Plan Essay (Common App )


* 哈佛新生们分享他们写Admission Essay的经历

How I Wrote my Harvard Essay (The Harvard Gazette, 2019/9)


*如何写College Essay: 分步指南

How to Write a College Essay: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide (College Essay Guy) 

(College Essay Guy的这篇指导文章比较详尽地讲了写essay的过程,配有录像。我尤其喜欢他所提出的如何根据内容选择文章结构–narrative structure vs. montage structure。) 


* 如何写College Essay

How to Write a College Essay (USNews, 2020/8)


* 如何攻下Admission Essay

How to Conquer the Admissions Essay (NY Times, 2017/8)


* 名校招生人员分享什么才是优秀的Application Essays

Top College Officials Share Notes on Great Application Essays (US News, 2017/5)


* 让你的Supplemental Essays脱颖而出:来自大学招生专家的指点

Make Your Supplemental Essays Stand Out: Tips from a College Admissions Expert (Huffingtonpost, 2017/9)


* 如何回答“为什么选这个大学?” 

Writing a Stellar “Why This College?” Essay + Examples! (Collegevine, 2020/7)


* 一位指导过百余高中生College Essays的英文老师告诉你怎样写好Essay

If You’re A Parent Of A High School Junior, It’s Time To Start Nagging (Huffingtonpost, 2017/4)


* College Application Essay应做的和不应做的

10 College Application Essay Dos and Don’ts (


*往届学生分享如何润色修改College Essays

Students Share Tips for Editing College Essays (US News, 2018/10)


*大学最想在Admission Essay 里面读到什么?

What Do Colleges Really Want in an Admission Essay? (the Jewish News, 2018/9)


*Khan Academy有关College Admission Essay的指导教程

Writing a Strong College Admissions Essay (Khan Academy)


College Essay 范例分析:如何写好你的故事

College Essay Examples: How to Write Your Story (USNews, 2019/4)


26 篇优秀College Essay 范例 2020/2021

26 Outstanding College Essay Examples 2020/2021 (College Essay Guy)


Common Application 个人陈述范例 

Examples of Common Application Personal Statement (Tufts Undergraduate Admission Website)



Read the essay that got a high-school senior into 7 Ivy League schools (Business Insider, 2017/4)


一位被所有常青藤和包括Stanford, MIT等名校录取的高中生的Essay

Read the essay of a student who got into all 8 Ivy League schools, Stanford, MIT, and Caltech (Business Insider, 2017/4)


Johns Hopkins 入学申请网站上登出的优秀Application Essays

Essays that Worked (JHU Website)



Strong Personal Statements Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5 (Inside Emory Admission)