Tag: admission essays

Why You Should Answer the New COVID Essay Prompt

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

The Common Application is allowing students to explain how the pandemic has impacted them. Here's why and how you should write this type of college essay. read more

5 Tips for Writing a Strong Personal Statement

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College Counselor and Tutor, Moon Prep

The college admission personal statement can be tough to get just right. Use these five tips to guide your writing for a great admission essay! read more

How to Help Your Students Start the College Essay

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

Just because students have to write their college essays themselves doesn't mean parents can't help them think about it. Here are some tips to get them started! read more

Busting the Worst Admission Essay Myths

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

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

An Essay About You: How to Tackle Your College Essay

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Student, Washington College

Your college essay is a reflection on you and your experiences, but writing about yourself can be difficult. Here's some good advice on how to get started. read more

5 Ways to Help Your Students Improve Their Writing

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Cofounder, Director of College Admissions Counseling, One-Stop College Counseling

Have your seniors' college essays seemed a little lackluster lately? Here are five ways that counselors can help students improve their writing skills for college essays. read more

Top College Essay Tips From Admission Insiders

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

The college essay can help your application, or it can hurt it. You want to stand out in a good way...and these admission experts know how you can do just that. read more

Good Writing About Bad Things: Irony and College Essays

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Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

It's funny how college essay prompts that ask about bad experiences--from struggle and pain to perseverance and identity--often make for really good reading for admission counselors! read more

3 Common Supplemental Essay Questions

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Freelance Writer

Here are three common supplemental essay questions colleges might ask you to write, plus unique brainstorming material for how to answer each one. read more

Want to Find Your Essay's Message? Take Time to Create Wordy Drafts

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Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

Need help finding the message you want to convey in your college essay? This writing approach may surprise you! read more