Preparing to write the Personal Statement Essay in the Common Application can often be the most difficult component of the college application process. Many students procrastinate this and then stress over the final moments before it is due.
This 5-hour block of time is dedicated to the development of the college essay! With the first 2 hours reserved for brainstorming topics and identifying the best essay structure, the final 3 hours may be used toward essay evaluation and reviews.
Most students are able to complete their essays, from start to finish, within 5 hours.