10 Pet Peeves in College Admissions Essays

There are a number of mistakes students make in their college admissions essays, mistakes that significantly hurt their cases for admission. But there are certain mistakes that so many students make each and every year that we figured we’d highlight for the loyal readers of our college admissions blog in … 

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Major College Essay Mistakes

One of the major college essay mistakes students too often make is writing about how beautiful a campus is. We know — this sounds silly. Why is this one of the biggest mistakes a student can make in their college essays? It’s a complement, right? The fact is — sure, … 

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College Essay Writing Mistakes

There are so many college essay writing mistakes that one can make. We’d like to showcase a couple for you to see if you’d even catch them. In the sample excerpt below, there are a few key mistakes that a college applicant makes. Can you spot the errors that can … 

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College Admission Essays

Continuing our series on college admission essays, let’s take a look at another common mistake many high school students make in their personal statement for the Common Application. In this particular college admission essay, the topic happens to be sports. Here’s the paragraph: “Soccer has been my passion ever since … 

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College Application Essays

Continuing our series on common mistakes college applicants often make on their college application essays, let’s take a look at a sample paragraph we’ve written below that is emblematic of a type of essay college admissions counselors often receive. After the sample paragraph, we’ll analyze the writing and give you … 

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College Essay Mistakes

There is a funny article in “The Daily Beast” by Kristina Dell that shares the anecdotes of college admissions counselors from this year’s record batch of applications. Many of the anecdotes revolve around silly or even comical things students do during the course of the college admissions process. The majority … 

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