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Tell All: Should I write my daughter’s college application essays?

Dear Tell All: My daughter is applying to colleges this fall and is struggling with the application essays. It’s not that she’s a bad writer — it’s that she has so little time to work on them. read more

Words to the wise about writing college application essays

They aren't teaching these kids to write columns. Their real purpose is to show students how to write their college application ... not matured at all, intellectually or emotionally, since I was 17 an... read more

This post is hard to write, so you better read it.

But now I feel more free to write, and there is so much to tell you. I miss the farmer so much ... I keep telling myself the more mice we have the more my son’s college application will stand out. But ... read more

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7 Proven Tips for Successful College Application Essays

Somewhere in the tangle of my son’s nine-foot afro, I learned an interesting lesson about how parenting for conformity can make the college application process ... makes them different. After all, the... read more

A College Admissions Tutor Spills All: Outlines! Edits! Rewrites!

After all, if people like ... TA won’t like, just tell her what the thesis of her paper should be. Advertisement Like many of the tutors quoted in the article, I paid my way through college editing co... read more

6 Tips From College Admissions Pros on Standing Out

"I wrote my own story," he says, "and it was much more compelling in the end." College ... application persona versus your recommender's impression of your persona versus your online persona to see if ... read more

How to Write the Personal Statement for College Applications

If you’re seeing your high schooler through the college application ... personal essay: Rather than tell their story in summary (“When my mother got sick, I learned important lessons about responsibil... read more

Teacher Says: College Admissions Essays

Good grammar is as impressive to a college admissions officer as a well-developed topic. Now, where was I? Not to hammer the obvious, you should write ... I wrote my application essay about a particul... read more

Let Go of the College Essay, and Let Your Teenager Speak for Herself

Recently I told the story in the Wall Street Journal of a father who offered me, an independent college applications counselor, a $10,000 check to write his son’s college essays ... who told me, Oh my ... read more

Sex Education, Please

My students here at the community college aren’t really afraid of writing essays ... school at all. I was never no good in it. So I’m not gonna lie. If it wasn’t for my daughter, I wouldn ... read more

Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids

This matters in your college application ... but they should not be the ones filling out the applications.” “What I tell students, and my own kids, is that you don’t have to take every advanced class. ... read more

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