Tag: college essay

Advice for Writing Your Grad School Personal Statement

President, Writing Workshop

The graduate personal statement isn't just another essay. Here's what to keep in mind as you're writing this important part of your grad school application. read more

How to Approach Tragedy and Loss in Your College Essay

Partner, Turner+Turner College Consulting

You may feel compelled to write about a difficult subject for your college essay. Here are some tips to impactfully and respectfully write about those hard topics. read more

5 Steps to Writing Your College Essay

CollegeXpress Student Writer

Having trouble writing your college application essay? We've all been there. Follow these five steps to simplify this important task. read more

How to Make Your Common App Essays Stand Out

Freelance Writer

Not sure how to write your college essay? Here's a breakdown of the prompts and answers admission officers want (and don't want) to see. read more

15 Mind-Blowing College Essay Tips

CollegeXpress Student Writer, Roanoke College

Writing your college essay can seem daunting, but these 15 pieces of advice can make it easy and painless. read more

6 Simple but Effective Tips for Writing Your College Admission Essay

Founder, First Choice College

Write a college essay that stands out and gets you in with these six writing tips. read more

Why Your College Application Essay Matters

Vice President for Enrollment and University Communications, Willamette University

Worried about writing the "perfect" college application essay? Guess what: admission officers don't want perfect! One admission insider explains. read more

How to Write a Transfer Essay That Works

Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Marketing, Sacred Heart University

Before sitting down to write your transfer college application essay, use this one simple question as a guideline to your future: why are you applying to this particular college? read more

Get Your Graduate School Vocabulary in Shape

Test Prep Tutor and Writer, Grockit.com

A strong vocabulary in graduate school will help you with your essays, your professional interviews, and your networking skills! Here are a few tips you can utilize to build vocabulary knowledge and gain more confidence in grad school! read more

How to Fix a Not-So Perfect Application

Market Research Senior Analyst, Carnegie Communications

It is the start of senior year and you are beginning to apply to college. Suddenly, you realize you may not have the most amazing grades, maybe you haven't been as involved in extracurricular activities as you should have been, or maybe you didn't ace that SAT or ACT test. read more