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Getting Personal: Writing College Essays for the Common Application

Overview | How can reading The New York Times help students practice for the new college essay prompts ... share with students that these are the new essay topics for the common application essay and ... read more

New Common App Essays

The Common Application is utilized by almost 500 colleges and universities nationwide, which means that the odds are strong that you will encounter it at some point during your impending college ... e... read more

College application essay has become a write of passage

Today’s Common Application provides five prompts of topics for students to choose from for ... which works with promising low-income students, offered its first College Essay Boot Camp for three dozen ... read more

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What You Need to Know About College Application Essays

Blessed with having a friend who is an expert on college admissions ... and you will likely end up with some concrete ideas, topics, and themes for your personal statements. A: Your main Common Applic... read more


11 Offbeat College Essay Topics

We think admissions officers are looking for a particular ... they're just being obnoxious. 3. Write a haiku, limerick, or short poem that best represents you. (NYU, 2009) Oh please, NYU College essay... read more

Turning a High School Internship Into a College Essay

It's good for students to think about ... This month, the new Common Application rolled out offering students different essay prompts (with no "topic of your choice" option) and limiting submissions t... read more

What Is Graduate School and Should You Apply?

One common misconception about graduate school is that it is similar to college ... application. So applicants with lackluster GRE scores may want to devote extra time to their admissions essays, expe... read more

UC admissions applicants face more essay choices, shorter lengths

However, Sandoval said UC’s previous essays, which could be as long as 750 words, forced students “to dig deeper and find their story as to why they want to go to college. It pushed them to really thi... read more

Admissions officers not impressed by pricey service trips

Former admissions officer ... because they think the experience will look good on an application. National Cathedral School parent Marsh Marshall thinks so. "They are funding a rip-off industry in ord... read more

Going Beyond Cliché: How to Write a Great College Essay

Materials | Copies of sample personal essays, copies of the College Essay Checklist (PDF), computer with Internet access and projection equipment Warm-Up | Begin by asking: What do you think college a... read more

12 Secrets of College Admissions Officers

3. DON’T SUBMIT A PHONE BOOK. Rachel Toor worked in college admissions at Duke before writing a book, Admissions Confidential. (Toor's next book, on writing essays ... think you’re showing diversity, ... read more



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