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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

How to write the perfect college application essay

Parents and teachers will often tell students who are just starting out on their essays to “write sincerely,” “write about ... You’ve already spent the rest of your college application flourishing you... read more

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

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I've been helping kids get into top colleges for nearly 15 years, and parents always seem to ask me the wrong questions

What major should my daughter apply for to increase her admissions odds ... Will you fill your child's mind with positivity or negativity? Related: How to write the perfect college essay, according to ... read more


Experts Divided Over Impact of Absent Father-themed College Admission Essays

“I always had a feeling my father was going ... titled “The Rhetoric of College Application Essays: Removing Obstacles for Low Income and Minority Students.” The students whose essays were reviewed by ... read more

Local College Application Essay Writing Workshops for Teens

I should have stayed at the dance ... These are the beginning lines of my daughter's college admission essay. She'd been trying to come up with ideas for what to write about for weeks. Like most kids, ... 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

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

Going Beyond Cliché: How to Write a Great College Essay

They should ... Despite all of this advice, what don’t you know about writing college essays? What role does the reader play in determining what works and what doesn’t? How can you account for individ... read more

Should My Son’s Teacher Support His Love of Unicorns?

If your kid is brave enough to be his true self in class, his teacher should ... my younger self advice, I would tell her to give more people a chance. Teenagers may surprise you. They surprise me ... 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

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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