Tag: college essays

The Importance of Storytelling on Your College Application

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Your college application should be the ultimate story about you! Here's how to tell your story from beginning to end beyond your admission essay. read more

3 Important Steps to Acing the "Why Us?" Essay

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Psychologist and Founder, Top College Consultants

"Why this college?" is a common college admission essay prompt. Here's how you can stand out when you're writing about why you love and chose your dream school. read more

The Top College and Career Prep Resources for Students

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Founder and Lead Counselor, NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates

Looking for a comprehensive list of resources to get you from college admission to career? Well, we've got it for you with the help of a real professional college admission counselor. read more

Reuse or Recycle: How to Manage College Essay Material

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College Admission Consultant, Solomon Admissions

The key to the college admission process is being as efficient as possible. Here's how to be smart about organizing and reusing essay materials for multiple schools. read more

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 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

Should I Avoid Cliches in My College Admission Essay?

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Is it okay to use a cliche in your college application essay? The answer might surprise you. Read our expert's advice here! read more

What's the Best Advice for Writing a College Essay?

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There's a lot of advice on how to write the college application essay, but you need to be careful who you listen to. Find out the best (and worst) tips here! 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