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Beyond The Common Application Essay: The Dreaded Writing Supplements

This post was contributed by a community member. When students finally dig into the college application process, they are often surprised to encounter, not just the main Common Application essay assig... read more

Getting started: 16 college-specific essay prompts for 2016–17

For the record, essay prompts and other application specifications are almost always found on college websites. The Common ... separate writing supplements. Note that the Cappex Application will not i... read more

To Get Your Kid Into a Great College, Do These 7 Things This Summer

It’s officially summer, and the last thing your soon-to-be high school senior wants to do is scour college websites or draft application essays ... expanded upon in supplements. 4. Familiarize yoursel... read more

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SAT's about-face on essay presents colleges with a tough question

The College Board's decision to make the essay portion of its influential SAT exam optional is setting off a national debate among colleges and universities about whether to require applicants to take ... read more

Careers in Health Care: Writing a PA School Essay That Will Get You Noticed

She gives her top three tips for writing an essay, what is the most important thing to include, and extra resources for PA school applicants. Interviewer: It can be the toughest job in the application ... read more

Guy who got into all 8 Ivy League schools explains how to nail a winning admissions essay

I believe your essays (both your Common App one and the one in your choice college's supplement, are the best way to inject your personality into your application. The essay questions are always desig... read more

These Personal Essays Will Get You Into Stanford

Hey, no problem— we received an anonymous tip last night from someone claiming to have 100 or so Common App and Stanford Supplement ... I am writing in reference of this article: published on April 7, ... read more

An Amazingly Timely Essay on Info Overload, Open-Access Science, and Human Filters—From 1945

The sentiment, which I believe applies to more than science, reminded me of an eloquent 1945 essay by Vannevar Bush ... If the aggregate time spent in writing scholarly works and in reading them could ... read more

Signs of the Singularity

Writing ... beyond human intelligence, but nothing like human. In general, I suspect that machine/network life-forms will be faster, more labile, and more varied than what we see in biology. Digital G... read more

Letters of recommendation: Leave nothing to chance — Study Abroad Consultants

As you prepare your applications for study programs abroad — whether bachelors, masters or MBA — you are likely focused on your personal essays ... often be invited through the Common Application dire... read more

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