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July 18, 2018

Six College Essay Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

1. Wasting time choosing the “right” topic or “perfecting” an essay. The students with the highest GPAs and test scores don’t necessarily write the best essays. Why not? They know that the essay can make or break an applicant’s chances at competitive colleges. Yet many of these kids waste time looking...

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July 18, 2018

How to Overcome Writer’s Block

  Most Regular Decision deadlines are less than a month away, but you still haven’t figured out a topic for your Common App essay? Perhaps you’ve settled on a topic, but you can’t bring yourself to sit in front of the computer. Or maybe you haven’t begun those annoying...

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February 26, 2018

How to Choose a Topic for Your Common App Essay

One of the most intimidating aspects of the college application process is writing the essay. Many students make the mistake of writing what they think admissions officers want to read; likewise, students sometimes become preoccupied with finding the “perfect” essay topic. As a result, their essays often end up being...