Tag: admission essays

5 Tips to Conquer the Common Application Essay

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Fitting your entire life story into 650 words seems impossible, but crafting an amazing Common App essay is a lot easier (and more fun) than you think! read more

A College Essay Starter Plan for the Dog Days of Summer

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Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

Getting students to work on their college applications during the summer is a hard sell. Here's how to talk to your kids and get them thinking about writing their college essay. read more

Engaging Ways to Open Your Personal Statement

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Founder, Moon Prep

You need to write an engaging personal statement to stand out to colleges. The most important component of this is a strong opening. Let's explore how to do it! read more

Application Essay Example: The Journey

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

This is a *real* admission essay student Kay Teekell submitted with her application to Southwestern University. Read it and get inspired! read more

College vs. Scholarship Essays: What's the Difference?

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

College application essays and scholarship essays have a lot in common. But there are a few key differences you should know about before you start writing. read more

What NOT to Do in Your Application Essay

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Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions, Pomona College

Writing a strong college admission essay can be challenging, but avoiding these common pitfalls will help you create an essay that stands out. read more

How to Write About Yourself in Your College Essay

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Freelance Writer

There's a place between humble and prideful, and it's the exact place you want to set up camp while writing your college application essays. Learn how on CX! read more

College Admission Essay Topics: Best and Worst

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Freelance Writer

What should you write your college admission essay about? Which topics should you avoid? Check out some of the best (and the worst) college essay topic ideas! read more

How Is My Application Essay Used in Admission?

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Your essay is the way that college admission officers get to know you as a person and see what kind of passion you'll bring to campus. Learn more about it here! 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