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Write Yourself Off The Wait List

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on May 14th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

We here at CEA are motivated folks who work with may of the country’s most ambitious pre-collegiate minds, so we understand as well as anyone that students on a wait list for their dream school would want to proactively affect the outcome of a college’s final decision.  Last week the New York Times published an […]

Writerly Nerds of Wisdom: Stephen King

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on May 9th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” -Stephen King

It’s Science!: Stand Up For Success

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on May 8th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

Even when we talk about how it starts, our students are sedentary.  You’re going to sit down and write that essay.  An article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal suggests that we should all be doing our work standing up, or at the very least, sitting up straight.  The advisors at CEA should take some lessons […]

CEA Comics Corner: How To Choose Your Major

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on May 7th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

Productivity Quick Tip: Disconnect Yourself

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on May 2nd, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

Trust us, we know it’s hard: we love the internet just as much as you do.  Disconnecting yourself from that wi-fi connection can feel as unnatural as swimming fully clothed or spending Saturday night at home watching a Lifetime movie with your parents.  Still, if you allow yourself to work internet-free for an hour or […]

Brainstorming Quick Tip: Raid Your Journal

Topic: Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on April 26th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

Have you ever kept a journal or a diary?  It might be time to pick up those collections of private thoughts, wince through your pre-teen love poems, and give it a good read.  So much happens to us throughout our adolescence, it is easy to forget the small events that impacted our goals, motivations and […]

College Essays For (The World’s Smartest) Dummies

Topic: Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on April 24th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

The New York Times’ Learning Network recently published an exercise asking teachers to lead their high school students through exploration of and practice for the new common application essay prompts.  In addition to encouraging directed free writes, the activity encourages the use of columns from The Times as models for content, and The Choice Blog […]

Welcome to College Essay Advisors!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips, International Students, Resume Help, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on July 4th, 2012  |  Written by CEA HQ

Welcome to College Essay Advisors, otherwise known as CEA.  Our college essay experts have been working with students for over a decade to help them personalize, polish and perfect the personal statement.  We know the college admissions essay is a crucial tool in boosting admissions rates for students of all abilities and have worked with […]

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