2017-2018 Common App Essay Prompts

The 2017-2018 Common App. essay prompts are hot off the presses and we’ve got them for our readers. We have long lobbied the Common Application to bring back the essay prompt that asks college applicants to write about a topic of their choice. And, baby, it’s back! One of the new Common Application … 

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2016-2017 Common App Essays

If you’re a high school junior looking to get a head start on your Common Application Personal Statement, we suppose you now can. The Common Application has announced the essay prompts for the 2016-2017 admissions cycle and bum bum bum bum…they are the precise same questions as this last cycle’s … 

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Common App Essay

The Common Application’s recent decision to do away with the college essay prompt offering students the chance to write on a topic of their choice is misguided. In highly selective college admissions, college admissions counselors value uniqueness. Restricting what students should write about stands against creativity. And The Common Application … 

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