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Another College Cheating Scandal: Personal Essay ‘Editors’ Reveal How They Cheat for Rich Kids

In interviews with The Daily Beast, eight college application tutors shed light on the economy of editing, altering, and, at times, outright rewriting personal ... getting paid a lump sum in exchange ... read more

How to write a college application essay that stands out from the crowd

Getting ... a great college essay, from brainstorming ideas to proofreading the final product. Some colleges ask for a personal statement, and others provide a choice of topics, or prompts, for a ... read more

How to Write a Supplemental Essay for College Applications

But they might not know some schools will ask for additional essays. These writing supplements are usually shorter than the main college essay, but they're no less important, experts say. "Every word ... read more

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Personal essays are the most pointless part of applying for college

For reasons I will never entirely understand, one of the requirements to get into selective American ... together” — makes sense. The personal essay is something else altogether. The 2017-2018 Common ... read more

Getting Personal: Writing College Essays for the Common Application

Teaching ideas based on New York Times content. Overview | How can reading The New York Times help students practice for the new college essay prompts on the Common Application? What tips on ... read more

College admissions essays provide another way to cheat. Do colleges really care?

The problem is that other forms of application fraud go on all the time while college leaders and admissions officers pretty much ignore it. One of the most common versions ... someone write their ... read more

College application essay has become a write of passage

Summer is the perfect time to tackle college application essays ... coming up with the themes of their admission essays, a mandatory part of getting into many institutions. Today’s Common Application ... read more

How to Write the Personal Statement for College Applications

Advertisement But there’s an upside: The personal statement is the one place on a college application where ... how she’ll structure her essay yet; by getting her thoughts onto the page without the ... read more

Advice on writing college application essays

NEW YORK — With college application ... Oberlin uses the online Common Application, which includes six essay choices on topics like writing about someone who’s had an influence on you or discussing an ... read more

Create a Timeline to Write College Application Essays

For many students, the most daunting part of the college ... personal statement for the Common Application, Coalition Application or other college application, says Stacey Brook, founder and chief ... read more

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