My grades and scores should have cut it, but no one wanted me.
Writing a hashtag about Black liberation 100 times on a college essay isn't about activism, it's about game strategy.
"De--cem--ber 29th." "That's a perfect reason to use topic of your choice, which Common App has reinstitued as an essay option
I spend a lot of time talking to 17-year-olds about what is valuable in life and what is worth aspiring to. With the Rio games on the horizon, I thought, who better to look to than Olympic athletes for lessons on motivation, ambition, and expression of your greatest self?
Apply Wisely: Not All About The Application Essays~Yale College to Admit More Students In Class Of 2021
Part of being a successful applicant is choosing wisely where you'll apply. With our mania for applying to a dozen or even two dozen colleges, the idea of targeting your choices has lost out to strafing the landscape with applications.
I recently had the pleasure of talking to a group of high school students in a summer writing program about college application essays.
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Alongside my college counseling work, I've written six novels and taught creative writing to college students and adults for decades. You don't need to write a novel to get into college, but you do need to adopt some of the essentials of writing creatively to make your application essays sing.