I am a soon-to-be high school senior who is looking to get a head start on the college essay process. (The Common App. has already released topics) Since I am the first college bound sibling in my family, I don't have an older brother or sister to ask advice from, and my parents don't know much about the essays these days.
Has anyone used a college essay tips/prep book that has been helpful? I know there are quite a few on the market; does anyone have any advice? If not, then any basic college essay advice would be appreciated.