I’m hard at work on my transfer essays, but I’m running into an issue I also dealt with as a freshman applicant: Every time I try to write a draft of a college essay, I become completely paralyzed by the pressure. I’m a very strong writer, but all that skill goes out the window when I know what I’m writing could make or break my acceptance to my first (or second, third, fourth…) choice school. When I was a senior in HS, I actually gave up on college applications and ended up attending a bad state school because of this problem.
Has anyone else experienced similar stress trying to complete their essays? How did you deal with it? How did your essays/college acceptances turn out in the end?