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Common Application 2013-2014 Essay Format Update: Hallelujah, We Have Paragraphs!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips, Essay Writing  |  Posted on September 9th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

The Common Application recently revealed a new development for their college essay formatting. Real paragraphs! Separated by actual line spaces!

Writerly Nerds of Wisdom: Ernest Hemingway

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

“All you have to do is write one true sentence.  Write the truest sentence you know.” – Ernest Hemingway

Back to School with College Essay Advisors

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 20th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

First, the bad news. The school year is almost upon us. Summer reading is almost due, homework is on the horizon, and the amount of time you spend floating in swimming pools and eating hamburgers on the beach is about to decrease significantly. The good news? Back to school shopping is here! Fall TV Previews are about […]

College Essay Advisors : The #1 College Essay Consulting Service

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Most Popular  |  Posted on August 1st, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

  Looking for help with your college admissions essays? You’ve come to the right place. College Essay Advisors (CEA) can help you craft the compelling college admissions essay you need to win over the admissions board. In the context of an ever more competitive college application pool, a student’s common application and supplementary essays can make the […]

ERMAHGERD! CEA’s Awesome Response to the Tufts University 2013-2014 College Admissions Essay #YOLO Prompt

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on July 23rd, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

While college applicants, parents and nerdy college essay advisors (ahem) often follow the release of the season’s new college admissions essay questions with a frothy fervor, it takes a lot to turn the mainstream media’s head in the direction of an often uniform and predictable process.  Still, Tufts University, longtime purveyor of the quirky prompt, […]

College Essay Advisors’ Summer Referral Special!

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 27th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

Summer is more fun when you’re not swimming in college essays, which is why we help students climb onto the essay boat early and polish things off before they can say Hawaiian Tropic. The only thing better than that feeling of satisfaction derived from finishing something earlier than you have to is sharing that luxury […]

Writerly Nerds of Wisdom: Willa Cather

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 18th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

“Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.” – Willa Cather

Commencement Speech from a CEA Alum

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on June 14th, 2013  |  Written by Stacey Brook

Over the years I have worked with many talented individuals who go on to attend top-notch schools, secure the most sought-after jobs in the country, and work towards the larger goal of positively impacting the world at large.  While many of these students have a talent for written expression and word craft, the ability to […]

The NY Times’ June Checklist: “Start Writing Your College Essay”

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 13th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

The NY Times’ The Choice blog recently released its June College Checklist for Juniors, and can you guess what was on the list?  That’s right folks!  It’s officially essay time! The post suggests that June is the perfect time to begin the college essay, as the summer frees students from the added pressure of everyday […]

Brainstorming Quick Tip: Call Your Grandmother

Topic: Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 10th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

Rifling through your memory to identify important events and enertaining anecdotes from the past seventeen years of your life can be a daunting task.  Where do you begin?  How could you possibly be expected to remember everything that ever happened to you?  It is often much harder to try and conjure these memories out of […]