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Writerly Nerds of Wisdom: Isaac Asimov

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 28th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.” — Isaac Asimov

The Secret to Your College Essay Success is in the Stars!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 24th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

The Common Application went live earlier this month, so you already know the task it is going to ask of you: use 650 words to describe yourself and make the various college admissions officers fall head-over-heels, rom-com style in love with you and your delightful youness.  YIKES!  What’re you gonna do?  What’re you gonna do??  WHAT’RE […]

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

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 21st, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

Do you ever get so fed up with the real world that you just want to leave the human race?  Get primal?  Go back to nature? Be a goat?  Or are you the Snow White type who befriends all creatures and even has them at your wedding?  Or maybe your personal call of the wild can […]

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

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 19th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

A LOT of really important stuff has happened over the past few weeks.  The Republican Debate came and went (hope you were all watching to stay informed, you soon-to-be-voters!), Hoverboards are now totally a real thing, World of Warcraft released an AWESOME new expansion, and most importantly and tragically: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy BROKE.UP! […]

College Essay News and Tips from Around the Web

Topic: Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on July 30th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

There are some things in this world that really just can’t be explained.  Like why BBC’s “Merlin” only got five seasons, why stores start selling summer clothing in February and then start selling fall clothing in July, or how this beluga whale got so ripped (seriously though, it’s weird…).  But I’m sure the unanswered question […]

Personal Essay Spotlight: Amy Poehler

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 29th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

Hello, readers!  Welcome back to Personal Essay Spotlight!  We know that you are now confident that you have SOMETHING to write about (but if you’re still struggling, try these great brainstorming techniques!), and we know that you’ve nailed the concept of keeping sight of the big picture, so this week let’s talk about storytelling. Benjamin […]

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

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 21st, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

Greetings and salutations (as my fave spider used to say)!  How are you spending the remainder of your summer months?  Giving your cat a trendy new Trump look?  Gazing at the night sky and pondering the amazing pictures and new insights about (ex)planet Pluto?  Or maybe you’d like to spend the rest of your summer […]

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

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 10th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

Alright folks, the time has come.  It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to meet the — wait a minute.  This isn’t the beginning of The Muppets, it’s another CEA weekly link round-up!  YAYYYYY!!!  This week we’re elaborating on the do’s and don’t’s of the college process for […]

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

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 30th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

With the anniversary of our nation’s birth just around the corner (cue the eagle squawking and flying overhead), summer is well underway!  Hopefully all of you are treating yourselves to some well deserved R&R.  When your mouth isn’t stuffed with a celebratory ice cream cone, there’s one thing that we at CEA hope you’re doing: […]