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 Essays

As we continue to explore common mistakes college applicants so often make in their college essays, let’s take a look at another example of a paragraph that features some of these very errors students often include in their admissions essays. Or maybe this next paragraph is without an egregious mistake. … 

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College Admissions Essay Tips

In this first part of our series on exploring common mistakes college applicants often make in their college admissions essays, we’re going to present you with a paragraph we’ve written that is emblematic of so many essays students submit to colleges. Some of the paragraphs will feature huge mistakes while … 

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College Admissions Essay

What role does the college admissions essay play in the admissions process to highly selective universities? A big one. While high school courses, grades and standardized test scores carry the most weight in admission decisions, the essay is an applicant’s opportunity to stand out, to share a unique voice, and … 

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