The Fingerprints of Parents in College Essays

One question we sometimes get from parents during free consultations goes like this: “Can’t college admissions officers tell you had a hand in your students’ essays?” Our answer goes like this: “If college admissions officers suspected we had a hand in revising our students’ essays, we wouldn’t be very good … 

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The Voice of a Parent in College Essays

It’s quite easy to discern if a parent wrote or strongly contributed to writing a college admissions essay. Mommy and daddy, don’t think you’re fooling an admissions officer at a highly selective college for a second with the admissions essay you worked on from your desk at the office. Because … 

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