Bad Advice on College Essays

Lots of folks love to dish out advice on college essays, particularly the Personal Statement. Yet more often than not, the advice runs counter to everything we know to be true about the highly selective college admissions process. Case in point? Jay Mathews, a longtime columnist for The Washington Post, … 

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College Admission Essay Advice

Have you ever received the college admission essay advice to just be yourself? You’re told to be yourself throughout life — whether on dates with prospective romantic interests, on job interviews, on social media sites, etc. And you’re told to showcase who you are and what you’re all about in … 

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Advice on College Essays

Don’t feed college admissions officers what you think they want to read in your college essays. Because they don’t want to read it.