Tag: college essays

Submitting Your College Applications Early: How and Why

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

College application season is a stressful time, but you can make it easier by completing your apps early. Here are some reasons to hit the submit button ASAP. read more

An Essay About You: How to Tackle Your College Essay

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Student, Washington College

Your college essay is a reflection on you and your experiences, but writing about yourself can be difficult. Here's some good advice on how to get started. read more

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Applying to College

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A college sophomore offers key advice about the early steps of the college search and application process, plus what to remember after getting accepted. read more

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

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 how to answer each one. read more

5 Tips to Conquer the Common Application Essay

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Fitting your entire life story into 650 words seems impossible, but crafting an amazing Common App essay is a lot easier (and more fun) than you think! read more