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Boring College Essays, Trite College Essays, Cliche College Essays

Trite and Boring College Essays

Trite and boring college essays should not be submitted to highly selective colleges. Ever.

November 3, 2013

Duke Admissions Essay

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September 1, 2013

Writing Great College Admissions Essays

There's a piece in "The Wall Street Journal" today about writing great college admissions essays.

August 24, 2013

Writing Great Admissions Essays

Writing great admissions essays is extremely important in the competitive game of the highly selective college admissions process. Elmore Leonard has tips.

August 22, 2013

Athletics in College Essays

Writing about athletics in college essays is a bad idea. Do you have any idea how many students each year write about sports in their college essays?

August 12, 2013

College Essays for Admission

During these final weeks of summer, it's time to write your college essays for admission.

August 11, 2013

Penn Essays, UPenn Essays, Penn Admission Essays

UPenn Admissions Essays

The UPenn admissions essays for next year and they are the same as last year's essay prompts.

July 20, 2013

Georgetown Essays, Essays for Georgetown, Georgetown Admission

Georgetown Admissions Essays

The Georgetown admissions essays are out for the 2013-2014 college admissions cycle and, of course, we've got them for you!

July 14, 2013

Yale University Admissions Essay

A Yale University admissions essay has been released for the coming college admissions cycle and we've got it for you.

July 6, 2013

Writing Your College Admissions Essays

Writing your college admissions essays over the summer is the way to go. Why write college admissions essays during the stressful months of fall?

July 1, 2013

UVA Essays, Essays for UVA, Virginia Essays

University of Virginia Admissions Essays

The University of Virginia admissions essays have been released for the 2013-2014 admissions cycle and we've got the supplemental questions for our readers!

June 19, 2013

U of Chicago Essays, College Essays for U of Chicago, University of Chicago Admissions Essays

University of Chicago Essays

The University of Chicago essays for 2013-2014 college applicants are out and they're as original and thought-provoking as ever. This is no surprise to us.

June 11, 2013

Summer and College Admissions Essays

For rising high school seniors, summer is the time to be writing your college admissions essays.

June 7, 2013

College Essay Writing, College Admission Essay Writing, Writing of College Admissions Essays

College Admissions Essay Writing

In all of our years working with students in college admissions, one takeaway we have is that college admissions essay writing is quite bad overall.

April 25, 2013

Facebook and College Essays

College admissions officers should not be posting excerpts of college essays on their Facebook pages.

February 27, 2013

College Admission Essay Advice

Have you ever received the college admission essay advice to just be yourself? This definitely shouldn't always be followed.

December 27, 2012

College App Deadline, Application Deadline, University Application Deadline

College Application Deadline

College essays should not be written over winter break, right before the college application deadline. Don't procrastinate with college applications!

December 25, 2012

College Admission Essay Question, Questions for College Admissions Essays, University Admission Essay Questions

College Admissions Essay Questions

Every year, there are some really interesting college admissions essay questions that are posed on various applications.

December 20, 2012

Subjects for College Essays, University Essay Subjects, Admission Essay Subjects, Subjects for Admissions Essays

College Essay Subjects

In your college essays, it's important to not reiterate what the rest of your college application says about you. Choose interesting college essay subjects.

December 18, 2012

Common Application Essay, Common App Admission Essay, University Admissions Essays

Common App Essay

The Common App didn't stop with doing away with the topic of your choice Common App essay. They've also made it so that students must cut and paste.

December 3, 2012


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