How to Slay the SAT Essay

How to Slay the SAT Essay

The essay portion of the SAT, although transitioning to being optional, is undoubtedly the most intimidating section on the exam. With very limited time to…

How to Nail a College Admissions Interview

How to Nail a College Admissions Interview

After submitting your essay and anxiously checking for emails, the moment has finally come. All of those days spent daydreaming about how any potential interview…

How to Answer the “Why Do You Want to Go Here?” Essay Prompt

How to Answer the “Why Do You Want to Go Here?” Essay Prompt

The college application process is riddled with questions. Whether you’re contemplating a potential major or discussing past community service involvement, the answers you provide to…

How to Rock the “Why College X?” Essay

How to Rock the “Why College X?” Essay

Supplements. You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em (probably the latter). In case you didn’t know, supplemental essays are short essays, usually ranging from…

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…

TP’s Guide to Getting Ahead on Your College Essays

TP’s Guide to Getting Ahead on Your College Essays

Hello, college seniors! (Don’t worry, even if you’re not a college senior, you can still read this article). I hope your summer has been going…

10 Great Scholarships for Writers

10 Great Scholarships for Writers

Hey, writers, wish there was a way to hone your craft and get more money for college? Well, you’re in luck! Here’s a handy list…

Why the SAT Essay Still Matters

Why the SAT Essay Still Matters

When the College Board announced the new version of the SAT for 2016, English students everywhere groaned in a collective expression of angst. Among many…

Second Semester: Why and How You Should Push On

Second Semester: Why and How You Should Push On

Second semester: it’s probably one of the hardest things to get through in high school. You’re counting down the days till summer vacation when you…

My Early Decision: Results and Reflections

My Early Decision: Results and Reflections

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

The College Essay Contradiction

The College Essay Contradiction

When I would help out my friends with their college application essays, one of the most crucial pieces of advice I would always give them…

The Internal Monologue of an Essay Grader

The Internal Monologue of an Essay Grader

At my college, I am a teaching assistant (TA) for a professor’s writing intensive class, which means in my case, I grade student papers. While…

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