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The New 2013-14 Common Application

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics  |  Posted on June 1st, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

As many parents and students are already aware, this year will mark some dramatic changes in the Common Application essay’s content and format.  The admissions and college prep communities are abuzz with analysis of the new essay standards, and CEA’s advisors have been following the changes every step of the way.  Below we created a […]

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 […]