Tag: college essays

The Best Transfer Essay Advice From Admission Insiders

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

Your transfer college application essay is just as important as it was the first time around. Learn how to write a winning essay with this expert advice. read more

How to "Show, Don't Tell" to Boost Your Writing

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Editorial Assistant, Carnegie Dartlet

Your English teacher has probably advised you to "show, don't tell" in your writing. But what does that even mean? Here's a quick explanation (with examples!). read more

5 Ways to Help Your Students Improve Their Writing

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Cofounder, Director of College Admissions Counseling, One-Stop College Counseling

Have your seniors' college essays seemed a little lackluster lately? Here are five ways that counselors can help students improve their writing skills for college essays. read more

Top College Essay Tips From Admission Insiders

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

The college essay can help your application, or it can hurt it. You want to stand out in a good way--and these admission experts know how you can do just that. read more

Good Writing About Bad Things: Irony and College Essays

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Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

It's funny how college essay prompts that ask about bad experiences--from struggle and pain to perseverance and identity--often make for really good reading for admission counselors! read more

5 Ways to Make the College Application Process Less Stressful and More Successful

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Founder, College Shortcuts

As you navigate the college application process, here are five ways you can make it less stressful and more successful. read more

How to Answer 3 Common Supplemental Essay Questions

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Freelance Writer

Here are three common supplemental essay questions colleges might ask you to write, plus unique brainstorming material for each one. read more

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

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