Tag: writing tips

How to Write an Effective, Powerful Personal Statement

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Writing a college application personal statement is about infusing yourself into your writing. Student writer Natalie has advice to help you do just that. read more

How Do I Help Students Brainstorm College Essay Ideas?

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When it comes to brainstorming admission essay topics, you should keep it simple. Check out these exercises that can help counselors and students work together! read more

Advice for Writing Your Grad School Personal Statement

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President, Writing Workshop

The graduate personal statement isn't just another essay. Here's what to keep in mind as you're writing this important part of your grad school application. read more

An Essay About You: How to Tackle Your College Essay

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Student, Washington College

Your college essay is a reflection on you and your experiences, but writing about yourself can be difficult. Here's some good advice on how to get started. read more

How to Approach Tragedy and Loss in Your College Essay

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Partner, Turner+Turner College Consulting

You may feel compelled to write about a difficult subject for your college essay. Here are some tips to write about hard topics with respect and impact. 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

9 Important Personal Statement Tips for Law School Applicants

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Director of Admissions, New England Law | Boston

Here are some tips from a Director of Admissions on how to write the absolute best personal statement for law school! read more

Top College Essay Tips From Admission Insiders

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

The college essay can help your application, or it can hurt it. You want to stand out in a good way...and these admission experts know how you can do just that. read more

Want to Be a Writer? Then Don't Follow This Tired Advice

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Editorial Assistant, Carnegie Dartlet

Everyone's going to tell you what to do to be a writer. This article is different--it tells you what NOT to do. read more

A College Essay Starter Plan for the Dog Days of Summer

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Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

Getting students to work on their college applications during the summer is a hard sell. Here's how to talk to your kids and get them thinking about writing their college essay. read more