Back up your work

imagesThroughout your college application process you’ll create so many documents. You may need to write one or two essays for the Common App and possibly several more to meet individual school requirements. Consideration for special programs and scholarships calls for even more essays. To that, add the supporting documents demonstrating your involvement in specific academic and/or extracurricular activities. Think about the countless hours you’ve dedicated to composing this material. You’ll write and re-write, and edit and then edit some more, then proof read until finally your work is ready to be submitted.

Imagine if your work was inadvertently lost. Things can go wrong with your computer….viruses, failed hard drives and even floods (think Superstorm Sandy) can result in a loss of data. ALWAYS SAVE AND BACK UP YOUR WORK!  It’s simple to do and there are multiple methods to choose from – external hard drives, online storage solutions, USB flash drives and CDs just to name a few.  Find the system that works for you and get into the habit of backing up your work each and every time you work on your applications.

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