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

Which Common Application Essay Prompt is Right for You?

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Managing Editor, Peterson's & EssayEdge

After sifting through thousands of Common App essays, it's clear that some prompts have more potential than others. read more

How to Read a College Application Essay Prompt

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

To write a good application essay, you need to know how to read your college essay prompts so you truly understand the question your college of your choice is asking. Here, an essay-writing expert explains how. read more

How to Sound Smart in Your Personal Statement

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The College Essay Guy

These three tips will help you sound smart in your college application essays--just as smart as you really are. read more

5 Fun and Unique Ways to Brainstorm Your College Essays

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Student, Fairhaven High School

It is time to write your college application essay. And these five brainstorming games are gonna help you do it. read more