Tag: essays

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

English Grammar Cheat Sheet for Students

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Struggling with grammar as you write your English essays, term papers, and other school assignments? Here's a cheat sheet with everything students need to know! 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 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 3 Steps to Winning Scholarships

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High School Student

Yes, there's a lot of work in these three steps, but finding and applying for scholarships is not as crazy as it seems! read more

Tips for Tackling the New Common App Essay Prompts

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Essay Coach; Author

The folks over at the Common Application have decided to introduce a whole new set of essay prompts this year. That means that students, teachers, and essay coaches like myself are venturing into virgin territory. Let's all take a deep breath and see what these new prompts are actually asking you to do . . . read more

College Application Proofreading Tips From an Editor-in-Chief

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Editor-in-Chief, Carnegie Communications

Grab a red pen and get ready to whip your college application into shape. read more

Answer One Question to Stand Out in Your Common App Essay

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

Before you start writing the Common App essay (or any other personal statement), ask yourself: What do I want colleges to know about me that is not apparent from the rest of my application? read more

Need Money for College? You Need to Knock Your Scholarship Essays Out of the Park!

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

A strong scholarship essay can make all the difference between getting those dollars and paying for college yourself. read more

Overcoming College Application Obstacles

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Student, Emerson College

A veteran of the college search process shares some advice so you can steer clear of these three common roadblocks. read more