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

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

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 CEA HQ

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 […]

ICYMI: College Essay Advisors on BuzzFeed

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 1st, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Last week marked a seminal moments in our lives – and hopefully a useful read in yours: College Essay Advisors published a Buzzfeed list covering 5 essential things Beyoncé can teach us about the college admissions essay. Believe it. Queen Bey can do literally everything, including teaching you how to write a killer college essay […]

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

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

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: […]

The Supplemental Admissions Essays Are Out, U Chicago Says, “Write Whatever You Want”

Topic: College Admissions, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on June 11th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

The race to 2015-16 college admissions has begun and (to mix our metaphors) this week has already seen a flurry of colleges release their essay prompts for the coming year. ICYMI: UVa, UNC Chapel Hill, University of Michigan, and Georgia Tech have all posted their prompts, and we can all expect this onslaught to continue […]

College Essay News and Tips: CEA’s Link Roundup

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on May 29th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Okay, you probably already know this, but the college application process isn’t all fun and games all the time, so in this edition of the ever-informative CEA Link Round Up, we’d like to shed some light on some of the heftier conversations people are having about higher education admissions. The competition for college admissions has […]

College Essays About Money Highlighted in The New York Times

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on May 27th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

“Financial hardship and triumph, and wants and needs, are the stuff of great literature,” writes Ron Lieber in a recent New York Times article, and we agree. These Dickensian topics are the stuff of the American dream. They are also incredibly difficult to talk about, especially when you’re in high school. To do these topics […]

Personal Essay Spotlight: David Sedaris

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on May 8th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Hooray! It’s another installation of “Personal Essay Spotlight” in which we help you master the art of the personal essay by harnessing the techniques of the greats. This week, we’re tackling another common challenge (that will come up again and again): Seeing the big picture. At College Essay Advisors, we love discovering the details that […]

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

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on May 5th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief. The 2014-15 college application cycle has run its course, we have finally gotten a full night’s sleep, and the weekly link roundup is back after its peak-season hiatus! We’re feeling pretty blissed out these days, so the theme of this week’s roundup is ~*~inspiration~*~. The school year is […]

The College Application Moral Bucket List: Turning Your Stumbles into Stories

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Most Popular  |  Posted on April 29th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

“Commencement speakers are always telling young people to follow their passions,” writes David Brooks in his recent article for the NY Times titled, “The Moral Bucket List.” We’re sure you’ve heard this advice many times and in many ways from the adults in your lives. And guess what: you will hear it again throughout the college […]

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