Tag: creative writing

So You Want to Be a Writing Major

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, University of Central Florida

From one Writing student to (potentially) another, here are a few things you should know before declaring your major, plus some tips all college students can use in their classes. read more

How to Be a Great Writer in High School

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Pursuing your hobbies in high school can be really tough with everything else going on. For high school writers, though, it can be just a little easier. Here's how. 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

Application Essay Example: The Journey

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

This is a *real* admission essay student Kay Teekell submitted with her application to Southwestern University. Read it and get inspired! read more

Application Essay Example: Playing Dress Up

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Check out this great example of an *actual* admission essay student Morganne Wheeler submitted with her application to St. Lawrence University! read more

Should You Get an M.F.A.?

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Writer, Senior Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Thinking about pursuing an M.F.A.? It can be a great way to help you hone your craft and network with highly talented and successful people in your field. But is it really right for you? read more

How to Tell Your Story in Your Application Essay

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Author, Educator

What parts of your story are you supposed to share in your college application essay--and how? Find out now on CollegeXpress! read more