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…

So You Want Somebody Else to Read Your College Essays…

So You Want Somebody Else to Read Your College Essays…

As you applicants are nervous to have your essays looked over by a second pair of eyes, keep these main points in mind to relieve…

When Sleep Becomes a Myth (& Other Senior Year Struggles)

When Sleep Becomes a Myth (& Other Senior Year Struggles)

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 Write An Essay About Yourself When You Don’t Know Who That Is

How to Write An Essay About Yourself When You Don’t Know Who That Is

During my senior year, I slayed a monstrous beast. His name was Common App Essay Prompt. And chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ll come face…

What’s Interesting About You: Personal Statements Edition

What’s Interesting About You: Personal Statements Edition

‘Tis the season to be worried about college applications. After all, these applications might as well be the determining factor for your future. (No pressure.)…

The Common App: Love at First Sight?

The Common App: Love at First Sight?

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,…

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…

How I Came to Be Known as “The Font Girl “

How I Came to Be Known as “The Font Girl “

In high school, it seems like everyone is known for something. Perhaps they’re that amazing lacrosse player, the talented artist, the girl who’s always in…

How to Have an Effective College Admissions Summer

How to Have an Effective College Admissions Summer

August is CommonApp month. The CommonApp opens, supplements are posted, guidance offices open their doors for the new school year, and nationwide seniors start stressing…

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…

Which CommonApp Essay Should You Write?

Which CommonApp Essay Should You Write?

Once upon a time, applicants could write their college essay about whatever their hearts desired. However, in 2013 the CommonApp said, “Screw it” and limited…

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