Cliche Drivel in College Essays

As seniors work on their Early Decision and Early Action applications, we’ve received a number of messages from parents (and students too) saying something like this: “My daughter is basically done with all of her essays to her Early Decision school, but we wanted to have a second set of … 

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Drivel in College Essays

There is an article on “The Huffington Post” entitled “7 Cliché Application Essays You Should Avoid” written by Gianna Sen-Gupta that is spot on. Are there other cliché essay topics to avoid? Absolutely. But Ms. Sen-Gupta has certainly pointed out seven topics that college applicants should 100% avoid at all cost. … 

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Trite and Boring College Essays

Trite and boring college essays are the exact opposite of the types of essays our students submit to highly selective colleges. Often times when discussing college essays with students, these students recognize what we mean by a trite essay. They understand that a kid falling behind in a race but … 

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