The purpose of the college essay/personal statement is to present yourself in a way that reaches beyond grades, recommendations and test scores.
Essays are typically one page in length, and allow a person insight into who you are. Not all colleges require an essay, but many highly recommend it. Please check with the college you are applying to for more information about essay requirements.
Your counselor, the College & Career Center Counselor and your Language Arts teachers can all assist you in writing the essay.
Review the essay information in your College Planning Guide and seek help as needed.