Thanks to following @getmetocollege, we are introduced to two great college-planning sites:
They help students and other interested parties consider issues that they may have overlooked. The essay writing is especially important, since it seems that many of our students are reluctant to take risks in their essay writing. Remember, your personal statement needs to convey a deeper sense of who you are, what you've been through, and how you are becoming an adult. If you've made mistakes (especially the ones that are obvious from your transcript) this is your chance to explain those mistakes and, more importantly, what you've learned from them. We grow much more from our failures, not just from our successes.