How to Write a College Essay You Would Want to Read

How to Write a College Essay You Would Want to Read

As if essays weren’t stressful enough. As if applying to colleges wasn’t stressful enough. When you combine those two factors, you are given the task…

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….

The College App Blues

The College App Blues

Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups,…

Welcome to the Other Side

Welcome to the Other Side

Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups,…

How to Brainstorm for Different College Essay Prompts

How to Brainstorm for Different College Essay Prompts

If you’ve clicked on this article, it might be because you’re tired at staring at your blank screen (or, if you’re more traditional, your blank…

Struggling with Senioritis

Struggling with Senioritis

Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups, downs,…

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…

Early Action: The Aftermath

Early Action: The Aftermath

Feeling alone as you swim through the terrifying waters known as the college admission process? Have no fear! We have several seniors blogging about ups, downs,…

Why Peer Editing Is the Best Editing

Why Peer Editing Is the Best Editing

Well, it’s that time of year. You’ve toured your schools, narrowed down your list, and, hopefully, written (most of) your essays. At this point, you’re…

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…

How to Avoid a Stereotypical Common App Essay

How to Avoid a Stereotypical Common App Essay

Some of the best advice I got from my high school English teacher had nothing to do with our actual course, but with tackling the…

Your Guide to Dealing with Open-Ended Essay Prompts

Your Guide to Dealing with Open-Ended Essay Prompts

As a high school senior applying to colleges, most of the work is already behind you. Your transcript, extracurricular activities, and teacher recommendations are falling…

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