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…

Why I Quit the Robotics Team

Why I Quit the Robotics Team

I’m a big fan of the sciences–whether they be applied, theoretical, or both. So theoretically, robotics would come naturally as an extracurricular pursuit. And it…

A Letter to My Freshman Year Self

A Letter to My Freshman Year Self

Hey you. Mom and Dad just helped you move into your tiny new room—your new home. They then drove away and here you are, all…

Op-Ed: For Those Who Hate Literature

Op-Ed: For Those Who Hate Literature

“Ugh, I hate this. What does this even mean?!” I could probably pay for (just the ten thousands digit) of my college tuition if I…

Op-Ed: We Need to Read More, Especially in the Modern Age

Op-Ed: We Need to Read More, Especially in the Modern Age

We live in an age of accessibility, of abundance, of excess. In some cases, information flows more freely than water (especially in Flint, Michigan). By…

How to Break into Writing in High School

How to Break into Writing in High School

Before there was sex, before there was the city, there was just a girl with a dream. Candace Bushnell, a columnist for the New York Observer….

How to Write a Paper (and Not Cry)

How to Write a Paper (and Not Cry)

No matter your major, you’re guaranteed to end up with at least one BIG paper assignment. I know it’s tempting to put it off…and put…

5 College Essay Writing Tips From Professional Authors

5 College Essay Writing Tips From Professional Authors

The worst part about writing a college admissions essay is that you just aren’t prepared for it in school. The vast majority of high school…

How to Cure Writer’s Block by Taking Risks

How to Cure Writer’s Block by Taking Risks

Whenever I want to cure my writer’s block, I refer back to one of my favorite Humans of New York interviews by Brandon Stanton. “If…

Here’s How to Get a High Writing Score on the SAT or ACT

Here’s How to Get a High Writing Score on the SAT or ACT

While you can shred the entire Webster’s Dictionary and pour it into your brain, stay up five days straight to master the gymnastics of advanced…

One of My Best College Decisions Was to Read My Poems Aloud

One of My Best College Decisions Was to Read My Poems Aloud

When I pitched this article, I meant it as a typical “10 best things about” or a presuming, reclaiming “Why you should join” kind. But the…

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…

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