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Secrets to Writing Your College Application Essay

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

The admission essay: the most daunting portion of the college application but the most important. Here are the secrets to writing your best college essay possible! 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. read more

Application Essay Example #6: The Journey

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

This is an optional narrative essay a student submitted with her application to Southwestern University, and it helped her gain admission there. 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 one that stands out. read more

The Best (and Worst) College Admission Essay Topics

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Freelance Writer

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

Changes to the 2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

The Common Application is changing up its essay prompts for the 2017-2018 college admission cycle. But what do these changes mean for you? read more

5 Easy Ways to Trim Your College Application Essay

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

It's important to stick to the given word count for your college application essays. If you're having trouble doing that, follow these tips! read more

How to Write a Personal Statement That Will Get You into College

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Founder, Soaring Eagle College Consulting

Should you live on campus or off? Should you own a car or not? Which option is best (and cheapest)? Keep reading to figure out what's right for you. read more

How to Write the Grad School Application Essay/Personal Statement

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Editor-in-Chief, Carnegie Communications

Everything you need to know about grad school admission essays, plus an awesome real-world graduate admission essay example read more

The Ultimate Guide to College Applications: How to Stand Out from the Crowd

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Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid, Endicott College

All that soul searching to find the perfect college has come down to this, your application. But what actually goes into that mythical document? read more