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Using New Dictionary Words in Your Essays? That’s Baller.

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 28th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

New words have been added to the Oxford Dictionary, which means you can now properly use “cray” and “bro hug” in your college essays. But should you?

College Essay Advisors Infographic, As Seen in NY Mag

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 11th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Have you seen our awesome infographic about The Power of the Modern College Essay in New York Magazine? Check it out in the latest issue:   Sources: School selectivity: Statistics by Christian Termont at Economics of Education Research Associates. (2004-2014) Significant determinants to college acceptance: National Association of College Admissions Counseling report “State of College Admission […]

College Essay News and Tips: CEA’s Weekly Link Roundup

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 2nd, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Hello students, parents and college essay enthusiasts! CEA is pleased to roll out a new series we’re calling the College Essay Link Roundup. It may not surprise you that in addition to helping our students brainstorm, edit and polish up the most fabulous college essays of all time, we also spend a lot of time reading news […]

The 2014-15 Common Application is here!

Topic: College Admissions, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on August 1st, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

It’s that time again! All the college applicants and admissions-essay-writing lovers around the world (because there are so many of you) will be excited to hear that the 2014-2015 Common Application is now up and running. This year’s online Common App went live this morning, and we were thrilled to see the five Personal Statement essay […]

International Student Issues: In China, Fake Applications Abound

Topic: College Admissions, International Students  |  Posted on July 31st, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Over the past decade, College Essay Advisors has helped a wealth of international students pen essays that set their applications apart from the rest. Our international student pool has included applicants from China, Hong Kong, Brasil, India and many other locations all over the world. Our Chinese students in particular have told us of the increased pressure […]

Writerly Nerds of Wisdom: Dorothy Parker

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 30th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

“I hate writing. I love having written.” – Dorothy Parker

CEA Alumni Spotlight: Former Student Featured in New York Magazine

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on July 18th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Meet one of College Essay Advisors’ accomplished alums, who was recently featured in New York Magazine as one of Washington D.C.’s most ambitious interns.

College Essay Myths Debunked: Yes, You Can Write About Sports

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 30th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

For years students have been told they can’t write college admissions essays about sports. Untrue. You just have to write a sports essay unlike any other.

Writerly Nerds of Wisdom: Neil Gaiman

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 27th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days, nothing else matters.” – Neil Gaiman

Is Being “Cool” Good For Your College Admissions Essay?

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 26th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

Research says popularity at a young age could have negative implications later in life. But should students try to be cool in their College Admissions Essays?

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