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…

How to Choose: Submitting Standardized Tests Versus Going Test-Optional

How to Choose: Submitting Standardized Tests Versus Going Test-Optional

Choosing between test optional and standardized tests can be stressful, so here are a few things to think about before making the decision. Your Prospective…

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…

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….

Early Applications Survival Guide

Early Applications Survival Guide

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…

The 4 Tips You Need to Rock Your Scholarship Essay

The 4 Tips You Need to Rock Your Scholarship Essay

Congratulations – you got into your dream college! Unfortunately for many, this is only half of the battle. Once you have the pressure of admissions…

On Being a Senior and Essay Paranoia (Word Count: 931)

On Being a Senior and Essay Paranoia (Word Count: 931)

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,…

The Thing Your College Essay Might Be Missing

The Thing Your College Essay Might Be Missing

A year ago, I began my first college essay. It was poorly worded, slowly assembled, and a mish-mash of incomprehensible ideas. It also lacked soul;…

Why You Should Use Your School’s Writing Center

Why You Should Use Your School’s Writing Center

Having trouble outlining your English term paper? Need a fresh set of eyes to proofread your biology lab? Consider making an appointment at your university…

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…

Your Quick Guide to What You Should Be Doing for College Apps During the Summer

Your Quick Guide to What You Should Be Doing for College Apps During the Summer

The summer before senior year is the countdown. The time is ticking until the CommonApp comes out on August 1st, the SAT is taken in…

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