Why Students Must Keep a Journal

In this unprecedented era of isolation, students are urged to keep a journal for several reasons:

  • Writing down your thoughts is relaxing and inspirational
  • Writing regularly makes you a better writer and improves communication skills
  • Writing down observations and thoughts increases creativity
  • Writing consistently may give you ideas for your college application essays
  • Making lists is not only productive but helps you gain self-confidence as tasks are completed
  • Writing allows you to gain insight and perspective as you read prior posts

So take a blank notebook and start writing, by hand!  Write consistently. It does not matter what subject you write about.  Just jot down thoughts and observations until you decide to focus on specific subjects.  Maybe these entries will be subject matter for your common application essay which can be found by clicking here

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