Tag: application essays

How to Write an Effective, Powerful Personal Statement

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Writing a college application personal statement is about infusing yourself into your writing. Student writer Natalie has advice to help you do just that. read more

How to Approach the New Common Application Prompt

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

The Common App recently added a new prompt choice to its college essay section. Here's what it is, what people think, and how you can approach it. read more

How Do I Help Students Brainstorm College Essay Ideas?

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When it comes to brainstorming admission essay topics, you should keep it simple. Check out these exercises that can help counselors and students work together! read more

Application Essay Example: The Music Teacher

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

This is a *real* admission essay student Sarah Montalbano submitted with her application to Cornell University. Check it out! read more

Video: College Essay Q&A With Expert Kim Lifton

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

Writing your college application essay can be one of the most difficult parts of the college admission process. College essay expert Kim Lifton is here to help! read more

11 Steps to Finalizing and Submitting Your College Apps

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Freelance Writer; Associate Dean of College Counseling, Cranbrook Kingswood School

Take the stress out of finishing up your college applications with these helpful tips on what to do and review before hitting submit! read more

How to Write About Bullying in Your College Essay

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

Bullying is a sensitive subject you may feel isn't good for your college essay, but here's how and why it could be a great application essay topic for you. read more

Don't Use Your English Paper as a College Essay

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

Many students send college application essays that were written for an English class. Most earned A's, but they're not often college app ready. Here's why! read more

How Can I Trim Down My College Essay?

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Are you finishing up your admission essay, but it's just too long for the word count requirements? Our experts have advice for trimming it down! read more

Should You Write Your College Essay Now?

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

You have a lot of time on your hands now with the coronavirus outbreak; should you be focusing on your college essay? Before you start, ask yourself these questions. read more