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The Fingerprints of Parents in College Essays

When parents edit the college essays of their children, they often leave behind fingerprints. One such example? Two spaces after punctuation.

June 8, 2023

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On Avoiding Sob Stories in College Essays

Students should avoid writing sob stories in their college admissions essays. Writing such stories rarely serve college applicants.

May 3, 2023

How to Write a ‘Why Do You Want to Go to This College’ Essay

Learn how to write a why do you want to go to this college essay. Hint, hint: it's all about capturing the school's specifics!

February 7, 2023

An Overview of the 2022-2023 Cornell University Essay Prompts

We've got the 2022-2023 Cornell University essay prompts for applicants to its Class of 2027. Check out the school-specific essays.

October 4, 2022

An Overview of the 2022-2023 Yale University Essay Prompts

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August 28, 2022

Our Least Favorite Word in College Essays

Curious To Learn Our Least Favorite Word Or Phrase In College Admissions Essays? Like-Minded. Learn Why We're Against The Use Of This Term!

August 25, 2022

Columbia University 2022-2023 Essay Prompts

The Columbia University 2022-2023 Essay Prompts Are Out And We've Got Them For Our Readers. Columbia Class Of 2027 Applicants, Check Them Out!

August 18, 2022

Duke University 2022-2023 Essay Prompts

The Duke University 2022-2023 Essay Prompts Are Out And We've Got Them For Our Readers. Duke Class Of 2027 Applicants, Check Them Out!

August 17, 2022

College Essays Are Opportunities

College Essays Are Opportunities. Opportunities To Stand Out, To Showcase How You Think, To Demonstrate Your Creativity. Learn More!

August 15, 2022

Cliché College Essay Topics

Thinking Of Writing About Sports In Your College Admissions Essays? Think Again. Avoid Writing Cliché Topics For All College Essays.

August 13, 2022

Vanderbilt University 2022-2023 Essay Prompts

The Vanderbilt University 2022-2023 Essay Prompts Have Been Released. Check Out The Two Essay Options For Applicants To The Class Of 2027!

August 5, 2022

UPenn 2022-2023 First Essay Unlikely to Stick

We Hereby Predict That The University Of Pennsylvania's New First Admissions Essay Is Unlikely To Be Back Next Year. Learn Why!

August 4, 2022

How to Approach a Why College Essay Prompt

Learn How To Approach A Why College Essay Prompt. Hint, Hint: Why College Essays Should Not Be Approached Like A Game Of Mad Libs!

July 31, 2022

Bad Advice on College Essays

A Columnist For "The Washington Post" Has Offered Some Bad Advice On College Admissions Essays. Learn Why!

July 6, 2022

2022-2023 University of Chicago Essays

The 2022-2023 University Of Chicago Admissions Essays Have Been Released And We've Got Them For Our Readers. Check Out The Prompts!

June 30, 2022

Emory University 2022-2023 Essay Prompts

The Emory University 2022-2023 Essay Prompts Have Been Released. Check Out Emory's Essays For Applicants To The Class Of 2027!

June 27, 2022

On Sob Stories and Fake Patents in College Essays

We Are Wholeheartedly Against Students Writing Sob Stories In Their College Admissions Essays. Learn More!

January 18, 2022

2021-2022 Prize for the Longest College Essays

The 2021-2022 Prize For The Longest College Essays Is Hereby Awarded To Tulane University. Check Out Their Essays!

September 15, 2021

Georgia Institute of Technology 2021-2022 Essay Prompt

The Georgia Institute Of Technology Has Released Its 2021-2022 Essay Prompt. Check Out The Question For Applicants To The Class Of 2026!

September 5, 2021

George Washington University 2021-2022 Essay Prompts

The George Washington University 2021-2022 Essay Prompts Have Been Released And We've Got Them For Our Readers. Check Them Out!

August 31, 2021

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