Tag: college essays

Want to Find Your Essay's Message? Take Time to Create Wordy Drafts

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Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

Need help finding the message you want to convey in your college essay? This writing approach may surprise you! read more

5 Questions to Kick-Start Your College Essay

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Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

Once you decide on a topic for your college application essay, try asking these five questions. read more

5 Tips to Conquer the Common Application Essay

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

You may think fitting your entire life story into 650 words is impossible, but crafting an amazing Common Application 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. read more

College Essays 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 one that stands out. read more

5 Tips on How to Deal With Soul-Sucking Essays

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Whether it's for class, college admission, or a scholarship, you have to deal with essays you just don't want to write at one point or another. Here are five tips to help you deal with an essay monstrosity. read more

Upcoming Webinar: 5 Ways to Create an Amazing College Application in Less Time (and How to Finish Over the Summer)

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We're hosting a webinar on college applications with the College Essay Guy on June 6! Learn how to make your college app stand out and complete it with plenty of time to spare over the summer. Sign up today! read more

The Top College Application Do's and Don'ts

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There's a lot to keep track of when you're applying to colleges. But these are the top, super-important do's and don'ts of the college application process. read more