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The Community Essay

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Essay Tips, Essay Writing, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on December 10th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

The community essay is a standard supplemental rascal that mines for information about your social habits and favorite causes. Prompts that ask about a “community you belong to” often leave themselves open to interpretation: Are you part of a community of sports fans around the world who can connect with other strangers over the amazing […]

The Activity Essay

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Common Application, Essay Resources, Essay Writing, Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 10th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

At one time, not so long ago, the Common App asked all applicants for a brief description of their most important extracurricular experiences. When that requirement became optional in 2013, many individual colleges took it upon themselves to issue a similar prompt as a replacement. The activity essay is an excellent opportunity to expand beyond […]

The Why Essay

Topic: Admissions, Essay Resources, Essay Writing, Uncategorized  |  Posted on December 10th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

If you’re on this page, then you have probably encountered a prompt or two on your supplemental essay safari that we at College Essay Advisors call “The Why Essay”. The school you’re applying to is essentially asking: Why do you really want to go here? This shape-shifting question can come in many forms as it […]

Regular Decision 2016 College Essay Checkups

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on December 8th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

Students, we hear the sniffle in your voices. We see the feverish looks on your faces. It’s the final month before the regular decision deadline, and you’re thinking your college admissions essay might not be in the healthiest shape. The topic has been complaining of blurry vision, something about your introduction is making you itchy, […]

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Write Your College Admissions Essay

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on December 1st, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

Procrastinators, you know who you are. You’re the ones who waited until December to start your college essays and spent 15 minutes frantically scouring the internet before you landed on this post. You have a month (maybe less) before the deadlines start to hit and you don’t know where to start. First, just take a […]

Best. Black. Friday. Ever. Free Essay Help Starts NOW!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on November 25th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

Black Friday usually entails going to the mall, waiting in long lines, and spending all of your hard-earned money. However, for this year’s college and grad school applicants, it means FREE essay advice, all day long. This is the Black Friday Deal you won’t even have to leave the couch for. So get comfy, log on […]

Don’t Forget: Free College Essay Help on Black Friday!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on November 23rd, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

Your free college essay review is just 2 days away! On Black Friday, our expert advisors will be doling out free 15-minute essay consults to the first 50 college and grad school applicants to submit a draft. Send us your essay in the morning and you’ll get comments back by the time you’re done shopping. We’ll […]

24 Hours of Free College Essay Help on Black Friday

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on November 21st, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

We’re doing it again! Get your latest dose of free college essay help on Black Friday 2016, when will be offering free 15-minute essay reviews to the first 50 people to send in their drafts. On anything from the Common App personal statement to school-specific supplements, we’ve got you covered.   This event is perfect […]

How to Stay Productive “On Turkey”

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on November 17th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

We love Thanksgiving because, let’s face it, it’s all about food — mouthwatering heaping mounds of mashed potatoes, turkey, and corn. However, Thanksgiving is about more than going into a food coma, it’s also about giving thanks. This year, among many things, you should be thankful for the gift of extra time to finish up […]

5 Signs You’re Making Better College Application Progress Than You Think

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on November 10th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

The excitement of early applications has fully worn off and the regular decision slog is on. You are working your way through a seemingly infinite list of essays, but hold on, it looks like time is racing, hurtling you toward those final deadlines. WHO CREATED THIS PARADOX? In the face of the anxiety and burnout […]