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I teach students how to write grad school, prep school and college application essays, and master interview skills at every level. You'll find lots more advice on my blog ApplyingToCollege.org.

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How to Write College Essays: 6 Grammar Rules You Should Break #college #essay #admissions

6 Grammar Rules You Should Break When You’re Writing Your College Essay

You’ve probably been given a list of grammar rules to follow when you’re writing an English paper. But here’s the catch: your college essay isn’t an English paper. This is w…

8 out-of-the-box college essay topics - WriteShop

Out-of-the-box college essay topics to help teens practice prepping for admission applications.

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How to Write Common Application Essay 4 Problem You Solved or Would Like to Solve

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How to Write Common Application Essay 6 what makes you lose track of time

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How to Write Common Application Essay 6 what makes you lose track of time

How to Write Common Application Essay 1 Background Identity Interest Talent 2018 #college #essay #admissions

How to Write Common Application Essay 1 Background Identity Interest Talent 2018 #college #essay #admissions

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How to Write Common Application Essay 2 lessons we take from obstacles #college #essay #admissions

How to Write Common Application Essay 3: A time when you questioned a belief or idea #college #essay #admissions

How to Write 2018 Common Application Essay 3: Questioned or Challenged a Belief or Idea

Are you wondering which Common Application essay is right for you? The Common Application essay may be the most important college essay you’ll have to write. In this post you’ll learn a…

How to write 2015 Common Application essay: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it.

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How to write 2015 Common Application essay: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it.

How to write Common Application essay #5: Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family. 2015

How to Write 2015 Common Application Essay #5: Transition from Childhood to Adulthood

The Common Application essay prompts are out. How do you choose which essay to write? In this 5 part series I help you figure out which question on the 2015 Common Application essay is right for yo…

how to write 2015 Common Application failure essay. "A Time You Experienced Failure."

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2015-2016 Common Application Essay Prompts

2015-2016 Common Application Essay Prompts

The Common Application just announced The Common Application essay prompts for 2015-2016.

The news is in! The Common Application personal statement essay prompts for 2016-2017 will be the same as last year. Juniors: This absolutely doesn't mean you have to amp up the stress and start wr...

2016-2017 Common Application Essay Prompts

The news is in! The Common Application personal statement essay prompts for 2016-2017 will be the same as last year. Juniors: This absolutely doesn’t mean you have to amp up the stress and st…

Common Application Prompts 2018-2019

2018-2019 Common Application Essay Prompts

The Common Application essay prompts are out for 2018-2019. In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing insights to help students understand, think about, and write outstanding college application e…

Common App Word Limit. Tough to keep your essay short -- but it can be done. #college #essay #commonapp

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Common App Word Limit. Tough to keep your essay short -- but it can be done. #college #essay #commonapp

The Common Application -- succeed at  500 words #collegeessay #college #commonapp

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How to Write "Why This School" Essays

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How to Start Your College Essay

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How to Write College Essays: 6 Grammar Rules You Should Break #college #essay #admissions

6 Grammar Rules You Should Break When You’re Writing Your College Essay

You’ve probably been given a list of grammar rules to follow when you’re writing an English paper. But here’s the catch: your college essay isn’t an English paper. This is w…

8 out-of-the-box college essay topics - WriteShop

Out-of-the-box college essay topics to help teens practice prepping for admission applications.

45 Ways to avoid using the word “VERY” Infographic…

45 Ways to avoid using the word “VERY” Infographic…

Visit the post for more.

How to Write Common Application Essay 4 Problem You Solved or Would Like to Solve

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How to Write Common Application Essay 4 Problem You Solved or Would Like to Solve

How to Write Common Application essay 5 accomplishment event or realization

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How to Write Common Application essay 5 accomplishment event or realization

How to Write Common Application Essay 6 what makes you lose track of time

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How to Write Common Application Essay 6 what makes you lose track of time

How to Write Common Application Essay 1 Background Identity Interest Talent 2018 #college #essay #admissions

How to Write Common Application Essay 1 Background Identity Interest Talent 2018 #college #essay #admissions

How to Write Common Application Essay 2 lessons we take from obstacles #college #essay #admissions

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How to Write Common Application Essay 2 lessons we take from obstacles #college #essay #admissions

How to Write Common Application Essay 3: A time when you questioned a belief or idea #college #essay #admissions

How to Write 2018 Common Application Essay 3: Questioned or Challenged a Belief or Idea

Are you wondering which Common Application essay is right for you? The Common Application essay may be the most important college essay you’ll have to write. In this post you’ll learn a…

How to write 2015 Common Application essay: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it.

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How to write 2015 Common Application essay: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it.

How to write Common Application essay #5: Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family. 2015

How to Write 2015 Common Application Essay #5: Transition from Childhood to Adulthood

The Common Application essay prompts are out. How do you choose which essay to write? In this 5 part series I help you figure out which question on the 2015 Common Application essay is right for yo…

how to write 2015 Common Application failure essay. "A Time You Experienced Failure."

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how to write 2015 Common Application failure essay. "A Time You Experienced Failure."

2015-2016 Common Application Essay Prompts

2015-2016 Common Application Essay Prompts

The Common Application just announced The Common Application essay prompts for 2015-2016.

The news is in! The Common Application personal statement essay prompts for 2016-2017 will be the same as last year. Juniors: This absolutely doesn't mean you have to amp up the stress and start wr...

2016-2017 Common Application Essay Prompts

The news is in! The Common Application personal statement essay prompts for 2016-2017 will be the same as last year. Juniors: This absolutely doesn’t mean you have to amp up the stress and st…