Tag: admission essay

How to Make Your Common App Essays Stand Out

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Freelance Writer

Not sure how to write your college essay? Here's a breakdown of the prompts and answers admission officers want (and don't want) to see. read more

15 Mind-Blowing College Essay Tips

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Roanoke College

Writing your college essay can seem daunting, but these 15 pieces of advice can make it easy and painless. read more

Steering Clear of College Application Essay Mistakes

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Keep yourself on the sunny side of your target college's radar by avoiding these simple yet costly essay mistakes. read more

6 Simple but Effective Tips for Writing Your College Admission Essay

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Founder, First Choice College

Write a college essay that stands out and gets you in with these six writing tips. read more

Letter of Intent Do's and Don'ts

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Freelance Writer

Your letter of intent should convince the graduate admission committee that you're a valuable addition to their program. These do's and don't will help you do just that. read more

Application Essay Example #5: Why They Call it Fishing

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This is the actual essay a student submitted with his application to Willamette University in Oregon, and it helped him gain admission there. read more

Application Essay Example #2: The Importance of Playing Dress Up

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This is the actual essay a student submitted with her application to St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, and it helped her gain admission there. Check out the essay, then make sure you read our tips! read more

Admission Officers' Secrets to Standing Out in Your College Essay

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

These five college essay tips--straight from admission professionals--will help you and your college application stand out. read more

Top College Admission Essay Myths Debunked

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

There is a lot of misinformation out there surrounding the college admission essay. Consider these myths and facts before you get started. read more