The Best (and Worst) College Admission Essay Topics

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What should you write your college admission essay about? And which topics should you avoid? Here are some of the best (and the worst) college essay ideas. read more

Great Grad School Application Essay Examples

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By popular demand: a nice collection of personal statements/letters of intent from accepted grad school applications. read more

Moments and Memories: How to Write Your Best Common Application Essay

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

The Common App essay can be one of the most intimidating parts of the college application process. But summer is the perfect time to think about or create new memories that you can use to write your best college essay. read more

Written Your College Admission Essay? What to Do Next

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Founder, First Choice College

You have a story, a slice of your life or an experience down on paper. But you aren't finished yet. Here are questions to ask yourself and other steps to take when editing your college admission essay. read more

The College Admission Process Part III: Application Essays

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Student, Morehead State University

In the third installment of this college admission timeline series, Emily tackles one of the most difficult parts of the college application process: admission essays. read more

The Graduate Admission Essay Balancing Act

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Graduate admission essays require you to accomplish several important tasks at once. Here, an expert weighs in on how you can get it all done in a few short pages. read more

How to Tell Your Story With Your Application Essay

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The common advice to "tell your story" has probably been around as long as the admission essay itself. But what parts of your story are you supposed to share in your college essay, how, and why? read more

Use Dialogue to Write an Attention-Grabbing Application Essay

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Admission officers at very selective institutions are swamped with applications. Swamped. They need to make quick judgements about students' applications--and personal statements. If you want to wow them from the get-go, follow this advice. read more

6 Tips for Writing a Killer Grad School Application Essay

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You don't have to write the great American novel to get into grad school. On the contrary, you probably have to share your thoughts in 500 words or less. Here are six ways to make those words count. read more

Summer Program Experience for the College Essay

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Freelance Writer

When you start brainstorming ideas for your college essay, consider writing about life at your summer program! read more