Tag: common app

Why You Should Answer the New COVID Essay Prompt

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

The Common Application is allowing students to explain how the pandemic has impacted them. Here's why and how you should write this type of college essay. read more

How to Fill Out the Common Application

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Freelance Writer, Former High School Counselor

Applying to college got easier with the Common Application, but the application can still be daunting. Here's a step-by-step guide to the Common App. read more

What Is the Common Application?

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Students have probably heard about the Common Application before, but what exactly is it? And should you be using it for college? Our experts have the answer. read more

How to Make Your Common App Essays Stand Out

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Freelance Writer

Not sure how to write your college essay? Here's a breakdown of the prompts and answers admission officers want (and don't want) to see. read more

Mastering the Common App: Tips and Tricks to Stand Out

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Senior Director, Collegewise

If you approach the Common Application like a form at the doctor, you're doing it wrong! Here are some ways you can stand out on this prevalent college app. read more

Which Common Application Essay Prompt Is Right for You?

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Managing Editor, Peterson's & EssayEdge

After sifting through thousands of Common App essays, it's clear that some prompts have more potential than others. read more

How to Read a College Application Essay Prompt

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

To write a good application essay, you need to know how to read your college essay prompts so you truly understand them. Here's how. read more

Welcome to the Common App

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Student, Flathead High School

A breakdown of the most important parts and basic sections of the Common App read more

5 Questions to Ask if a College Doesn't Require an Essay

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Managing Editor, Peterson's & EssayEdge

So, one or more of your colleges don't require an application essay. One less thing to worry about, right? Well, not quite. Learn more on CX now. read more

The Most Confusing Parts About College Applications

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Applying to college is stressful enough, the last thing you need is to be confused by the logistics of submitting your apps! Here are the tips you need to know. read more