Tag: college essays

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

How to Write About Bullying in Your College Essay

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

Bullying is a sensitive subject you may feel isn't good for your college essay, but here's how and why it could be a great application essay topic for you. read more

Don't Use Your English Paper as a College Essay

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

Many students send college application essays that were written for an English class. Most earned A's, but they're not often college app ready. Here's why! read more

5 Tips for Writing a Strong Personal Statement

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College Counselor and Tutor, Moon Prep

The college admission personal statement can be tough to get just right. Use these five tips to guide your writing for a great admission essay! read more

How Can I Trim Down My College Essay?

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Are you finishing up your admission essay, but it's just too long for the word count requirements? Our experts have advice for trimming it down! read more

How to Help Your Students Start the College Essay

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

Just because students have to write their college essays themselves doesn't mean parents can't help them think about it. Here are some tips to get them started! read more

Should You Write Your College Essay Now?

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

You have a lot of time on your hands now with the coronavirus outbreak; should you be focusing on your college essay? Before you start, ask yourself these questions. read more

A Look at College Admission From a Top Official

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

Getting through the college admission process can feel like stumbling around in the dark, so let a real-life college admission expert guide you and share her top advice. read more