Essays That Worked
Connecticut College posts a list of college essays “that worked,” and you can read them here.
More Essays that Worked
Hamilton College provides access to some of their favorite application essays.
Grab Them with the First Line
Stanford University collects some of its favorite first lines written by its students. Check them out here.
TeenInk’s College Essays
Need examples of college essays? Check out some of the top voted college essays on TeenInk.com.
Writing the Personal Statement
The Purdue Online Writing lab offers a guide to writing all kinds of personal statements.
UC Berkeley Has a Say
Check out the University of California at Berkeley’s guide to writing the personal statement.
Application Tips: Tackling the Personal Essay
Abc.com provides some good tips on approaching the personal essay.
10 Tips for Writing the College Application Essay
The famous U.S. News & World Report offers some writing advice.
The Elements of Style
Flip through this famous guide to writing by William Strunk, Jr. that many students and teachers use. Read the 1918 version for free online.
Get Your Writing On
Some great handbooks on writing by writing guru Andrea Lunsford.
A Guide to Grammar and Writing
A cool interactive guide to grammar.
The University of Chicago’s guide to grammar.