Tag: writing

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

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

Good Writing About Bad Things: Irony and College Essays

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Assistant Professor, Coastal Carolina University

It's funny how college essay prompts that ask about bad experiences--from struggle and pain to perseverance and identity--often make for really good reading for admission counselors! read more

Careers for People Who Want to Work From Home

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Freelance Writer

If you'd like to work in your pajamas from the comfort of your own kitchen, check out these awesome remote careers. read more

5 Tips for Writing a Fantastic Essay in College

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Writing your first essay in college may be daunting, but you're sure to get an A if you follow these five tips read more

Careers for People Who Want to Use Their Creativity

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Freelance Writer

Being an accountant is great if you love numbers, but that's not everyone. If you're looking for a position geared toward the creative types, read on! read more

Secrets to Writing Your College Application Essay

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

The admission essay: the most daunting portion of the college application but the most important. Here are the secrets to writing your best college essay possible! read more