The Road to Writing Your College Admissions Essay

The Road to Writing Your College Admissions Essay

As the countdown to the opening of the Common Application and other undergraduate college admission applications continues, rising high school seniors like you may still…

5 Things I Wish I Knew about Scholarships 6 Months Ago

5 Things I Wish I Knew about Scholarships 6 Months Ago

After completing my senior year of high school and reflecting on the experience of financial aid there were a few things I wish I had…

The Dreaded IB Extended Essay

The Dreaded IB Extended Essay

I’m sorry I’m bringing this topic up. For some of you seniors, it may resurface hidden memories. For juniors, you have already heard enough about…

Op-Ed: Should We Write or Type Standardized Tests?

Op-Ed: Should We Write or Type Standardized Tests?

I’m just going to put my proposal out right away: Students composing handwritten essays (especially during the SAT) should be given the option to type…

ACT and SAT, What Are They?

ACT and SAT, What Are They?

With seniors finishing up college apps, high school juniors may be wondering as they head into the standardized testing gauntlet: What the heck are the…

Why the SAT Essay Sucks (and How I Would Fix It…Satirically Speaking)

Why the SAT Essay Sucks (and How I Would Fix It…Satirically Speaking)

I never did extremely well on the SAT essay section. Don’t get me wrong; I was a boss at grammar, but for some reason the…

The 10 Biggest College Essay Mistakes

The 10 Biggest College Essay Mistakes

Everyone knows the value of an awesome college essay. If your GPA and SAT scores are the backbone of your application, your essays are the…

Writing Anxiety: Climbing Mt. Essay-Everest

Writing Anxiety: Climbing Mt. Essay-Everest

Writing is undeniably a personal process; everyone does it differently. A 200-word short answer on a Leonardo Da Vinci prompt could only take half an…

Write Drunk, Edit Sober

Write Drunk, Edit Sober

Okay I don’t actually mean that you should get drunk to write your college essays (in fact, I highly DISCOURAGE that). What I mean is…

Hahvahd Really Does Make You Smartah: A College Essays Book Review

Hahvahd Really Does Make You Smartah: A College Essays Book Review

College application essays ask a lot of us. Not only do we have to somehow condense the essence of who we are into a mere…

Top 3 College Admissions Essay Mistakes: “I Love You, Princeton–I mean, um, Yale.”

Top 3 College Admissions Essay Mistakes: “I Love You, Princeton–I mean, um, Yale.”

Dun dun dun. Are you scared yet? August is here already. So, for all rising seniors, guess what that means? College admissions season is coming….

The 3 No-No’s of SAT Essay Content

The 3 No-No’s of SAT Essay Content

So you have your universal SAT essay examples and your #2 pencil. You’re rearing to go! But before you open that prompt and start writing…

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