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2 Strategies to Keep Yourself From Writing Formulaic Essays

2 Strategies to Keep Yourself From Writing Formulaic Essays

The ability to write effectively is a skill that requires constant polishing throughout a lifetime and as you grow and mature, you’ll want your writing…

Should You Get Your College Essays Looked Over by Someone Else?

Should You Get Your College Essays Looked Over by Someone Else?

The college application part most linked to painful hours of work is without a doubt the essay writing. No other section of the application is…

What I Would Change About My College Essays If I Had to Do Them Over Again

What I Would Change About My College Essays If I Had to Do Them Over Again

I’ll state the obvious: college applications are stressful. Looking back, I was stressed about the wrong things and should’ve focused more on just being myself….

3 Things I Wish I Knew When Submitting My College Admissions Essays

3 Things I Wish I Knew When Submitting My College Admissions Essays

Well, here you are. Sitting in front of the computer, staring at the little “submitted” box blinking at you on the screen. The essay you’ve…

How to Effectively Use Humor in College Essays

How to Effectively Use Humor in College Essays

Too often, when it comes to crafting admission and scholarship essays, students let the pressure of “avoiding clichés” control how they tell their personal stories….

How to Write College Essays About Discrimination as a Person of Privilege

How to Write College Essays About Discrimination as a Person of Privilege

If you’re applying for specific scholarships, once you get past the first round of college essays — the common app, perhaps a school-specific supplement or…

Keep Calm and Apply Internationally: Tackling College Essays

Keep Calm and Apply Internationally: Tackling College Essays

Are you an international applicant? Haven’t started your college essays? Already worried about sharing your life story in 500 words or less? Rest assured, for…

5 Online Tools to Help You With Your College Essays

5 Online Tools to Help You With Your College Essays

College essays are on a long list of things that the admissions process requires of us that we just don’t want to do. Essay questions…

3 Simple Things to Do After Writing Your College Essays

3 Simple Things to Do After Writing Your College Essays

Writing college essays can often be the most daunting and time-consuming part of the application process. Not only do you have to think of a…

4 Writing Exercises to Get You Think About Your College Essays

4 Writing Exercises to Get You Think About Your College Essays

If you’re anything like me in preparation for applying to college you checked the Common App website at least once a week (read: daily). Maybe…

Why You Should Recycle Your College Essays

Why You Should Recycle Your College Essays

We’ve all heard the classic college application horror story: sending off the “Why Princeton” essay to Yale or some variation thereof. And while this is…

Filling Out College Essays Doesn’t Have to Suck

Filling Out College Essays Doesn’t Have to Suck

The countdown is on to finish your final college essays and submit those last couple apps, and no wonder you’re freaking out: It’s so incredibly…

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