Tag: essays

5 Secrets to Getting Good Grades

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Here are some ways to step up your school game and start getting the good grades you want and deserve. read more

Application Essay Example #6: The Journey

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

This is an optional narrative essay a student submitted with her application to Southwestern University, and it helped her gain admission there. read more

5 Tips on How to Deal With Soul-Sucking Essays

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Whether it's for class, college admission, or a scholarship, you have to deal with essays you just don't want to write at one point or another. Here are five tips to help you deal with an essay monstrosity. read more

SAT With Essay: Take the Option and Write It!

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Writer, Educator

Though the Essay portion of the SAT is optional, it's a great way to practice your writing skills and show off these core skills to colleges. Here's what you should know about the SAT Essay, plus tips on how to get a high score. read more

Writing Habits to Kick Before Going to College

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Editorial Assistant, Carnegie Dartlet

Writing essays changes a little between high school and college. Get a step ahead of English 101 with these tips. read more

Top Writing Tips for Every Situation Ever

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

From exams to research papers to application essays, you spend most of senior year writing. Here are a few ways to get even better at it. read more

How to Write the Grad School Application Essay/Personal Statement

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Editor-in-Chief, Carnegie Communications

Everything you need to know about grad school admission essays, plus an awesome real-world graduate admission essay example 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

5 Fun and Unique Ways to Brainstorm Your College Essays

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Student, Fairhaven High School

It is time to write your college application essay. And these five brainstorming games are gonna help you do it. read more

How to Ace That College Essay

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Student, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The college essay is important--it's the only way you can set yourself apart from the countless other straight-A, perfect-SAT-score valedictorians and sports captains out there! read more