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3 Ways the Optional SAT Essay Builds Writing Skills

However, learning to swiftly dissect a passage, form an approach and write a response ... who are applying to college often struggle to decide what to write about in their college admissions essays. E... read more

College application essay has become a write of passage

Summer is the perfect time to tackle college application essays – but coming up with one to make you shine isn't easy. Born and raised in Minnesota, Priya George wants to expand her worldview by atten... read more

Getting Personal: Writing College Essays for the Common Application

... reading The New York Times help students practice for the new college essay prompts on the Common Application? What tips on college-essay writing can they learn from The Choice blog? In this lesso... read more

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Q&A: College admissions officer debunks common questions

During a stressful college application season, I went to Andrew Alsoraimi ... Q: What do you think is the most missed thing when writing a college essay? Alsoraimi-Espiritu: A lot of schools that are ... read more


The Senate Declared November National College Application Month

Around the country, millions of Americans are spending the ever-shorter days exploring their options for college and sitting down to write applications. November is when the college application ... an... read more

College Application Essays Don't Matter as Much as You Think

There were simply too many files to consider in too small a time ... t get into college on her writing skills if she had lackluster grades or scores. The officers told me they did sometimes look to th... read more

Play it proud: A personal essay

Perhaps it was because they thought it would make us seem more “well-rounded” for college admissions, because they heard of ... only to receive another stinging hit until I got past the passage correc... read more

How to write the perfect college essay, according to a dean of admissions

In his AMA, or Ask Me Anything, Milyon Trulove provided two important tips for students to remember when writing their college admissions essays: "A. Tell me a good story "I've long said storytellers ... read more

10 amazing tips for writing the college application essay

Are you wondering how you can create a suitable application essay? Although it is ... content – this is how to start an essay than will guarantee you a place at that college. It is possible that many ... read more

How to Write a Resume for College

But if you ask thoughtful questions, it's a chance to wow us," says Emily Simmons, associate dean of admissions at Emory University. Don't write an essay with the intention of simply changing the coll... read more

Writing tips for the college-application essay

Many high-school students are working on their college-application essays, with some finding that the writing style requires a different approach than the standard five-paragraph essay. Admissions off... read more

How to Write a Better College Essay

Keep it simple and personal. Writing the college admissions essay does not have to be hard. Admissions personnel from Bucknell University and Cornell University, along with the co-founder of WOW Writi... read more



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