Roanoke Valley Governor's School: College Applications Resource Page

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Application and Essay Resources

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Our Process

Part 1: Identify what you'll write about
  • Use Prompt's Application Plan to learn what colleges will find most compelling about you and start brainstorming your content.
  • Video call with your coach to complete brainstorming and align on your best content.
Part 2: Write your Personal Statement first draft
  • Draft an outline for your Common App Essay using Prompt's Personal Statement Outlining Tool
  • Video call with your coach to discuss and align on your outline. Start your introduction.
  • Complete your first draft and submit it to your coach for feedback.
Part 3: Revise and finalize your Personal Statement
  • Your coach provides detailed feedback on how to improve the content and structure of your draft.
  • Revise your essay based on the feedback and submit it to your coach.
  • Iterate the essay with your coach through to the final check.