5 College Essay Writing Tips From Professional Authors

5 College Essay Writing Tips From Professional Authors

The worst part about writing a college admissions essay is that you just aren’t prepared for it in school. The vast majority of high school…

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 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…

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…

How To Turn Your Diary Into a College Essay

How To Turn Your Diary Into a College Essay

Every college admissions officer has to read hundreds — sometimes even thousands — of prospective student essays each year. The real question every applicant finds…

Essay Hell’s Janine Robinson: Everything You Need to Know about Admissions Essays

Essay Hell’s Janine Robinson: Everything You Need to Know about Admissions Essays

By Oriana Halvorsen, Spring 2014 Community Outreach Intern for The Prospect Name: Janine Robinson Website: Essay Hell (She also has two e-books on sale on her…

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