Tag: prompts

5 Steps to Writing Your College Essay

CollegeXpress Student Writer

Having trouble writing your college application essay? We've all been there. Follow these five steps to simplify this important task. read more

5 Tricks for Choosing Your College Essay Topic

Student, Brandeis University

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

Application Essay Example #5: Why They Call it Fishing


This is the actual essay a student submitted with his application to Willamette University in Oregon, and it helped him gain admission there. read more

Why Your College Application Essay Matters

Vice President for Enrollment and University Communications, Willamette University

Worried about writing the "perfect" college application essay? Guess what: admission officers don't want perfect! One admission insider explains. read more

How to Write the "Why Us?" Essay

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