Tag: essay advice

College Essays vs. Scholarship Essays: What's the Difference?

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

College application essays and scholarship essays have a lot in common. But there are a few key differences you should know about before you start writing. read more

How to Sound Smart in Your Personal Statement

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The College Essay Guy

These three tips will help you sound smart in your college application essays--just as smart as you really are. read more

5 Tricks for Choosing Your College Essay Topic

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Student, Brandeis University

Panicking over your college application essay? You won't be for long. read more

Why Your English Paper Doesn't Make a Strong College Essay

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

Year after year, students send us college application essays to review that were written for an English class. Most of the essays earned A's . . . but not a single one was ready to submit with a college application. read more

How to Write the "Why Us?" Essay

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

When it comes to the "why this university?" application essays, lots of students misunderstand the prompts--and miss out on an important opportunity to stand out. read more

The Best Way to Generate College Essay Ideas

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Independent College Counselor, Author

How can you come up with the basis for a standout college application essay when you have no idea where to start? Try free writing. And start with these tips. read more

Insider Essay Advice

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Vice President of Enrollment Management, Butler University

Where does your application essay stack up against the thousands that are submitted every year? read more