Tag: writing

Why I Chose to Major in English

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Fairmont State University

Thinking about studying English in college? See why one student chose to pursue this major. 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 impactfully and respectfully write about those hard topics. read more

A Beginner's Guide to Freelancing in College, Part 2: The Not-So-Fun Stuff

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Editorial Assistant, Carnegie Dartlet

Part one of this series covered the fun side of freelancing in college. Part two will get you through the grittier side of working for yourself. read more

A Beginner's Guide to Freelancing in College, Part 1: The Fun Stuff

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Editorial Assistant, Carnegie Dartlet

Do freelance work to make extra money, they said. It's easy, they said. They were wrong--but this two-part guide on freelancing in college should make it a little easier! read more

The Best Transfer Essay Advice From Admission Insiders

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

Your transfer college application essay is just as important as it was the first time around. Learn how to write a winning essay with this expert advice. 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

5 Steps to Writing Your College Essay

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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

6 Things to Omit From Your First Cover Letter

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You may know what to include in your first cover letter, but do you know what to omit? Here are six things to leave out of this key document. read more

How to Perfect the 5 Sections of a Cover Letter

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Hiring managers expect your cover letter structure to comprise five basic parts. Here's how to write each section for job application success. read more

5 Ways to Help Your Students Improve Their Writing

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Cofounder, Director of College Admissions Counseling, One-Stop College Counseling

Have your seniors' college essays seemed a little lackluster lately? Here are five ways that counselors can help students improve their writing skills for college essays. read more