Most institutions of higher education celebrate diversity. What does this word mean to you? And what role will diversity play in your undergraduate life? The diversity essay can take many different forms, but at the core of this type of supplemental essay is one important question: How do you engage with people whose lived experiences […]
What do the 2021-22 Coalition Application essay prompts really mean, and how should you approach them? CEA’s Chief Advisor, Stacey Brook, is here to break it all down.
Whether you’re deciding where to attend college next fall via virtual tours, or diving into the daunting task of starting your college admissions essay, the past few weeks have felt overwhelming and uncertain — to say the least. As the nation grapples with the impacts of a global pandemic, there are several ways for juniors […]
What do the 2020-21 Coalition Application essay prompts really mean, and how should you approach them? CEA’s Chief Advisor, Stacey Brook, is here to break it all down.
What do the 2019-20 Coalition Application essay prompts really mean, and how should you approach them? CEA’s Chief Advisor, Stacey Brook, is here to break it all down.
This article was originally published in USA Today. Every year, as my team at College Essay Advisors (CEA) begins to brainstorm essay topics with our students, the same refrain always emerges: “I read that I shouldn’t write about this” or “My teacher said I shouldn’t write about that.” What subjects are actually taboo in a college essay? […]
Chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, snowflakes are staying on your nose and eyelashes, and Santa Claus is comin’ to town. It’s also an incredibly stressful time for college applicants waiting on important announcements from their dream schools. If you are finding yourself in this anxiety-ridden boat this winter, don’t worry. Grab an oar […]
It’s a classic story of student-visits-campus, and it goes like this. First, student visits campus (duh). Then, student notices campus’ uncanny likeness to a wizarding school that shall-not-be-named. Student declares undying love for campus. Student decides to apply Early Decision because student is All In™. But then student realizes it’s only July. The deadline is […]
If you have happened across this article, then congratulations! You’ve finished a draft of your college essay! Now is the time to make sure your essay is fit for submission. To initiate the proofreading process, put your detective hat on. It’s time to search the dark corners of your essay for mistakes. Errors are your […]
So you’re not about to declare a Creative Writing major and your dream has never been to win a Pulitzer prize. The words don’t come naturally to you and you have trouble transforming your ideas into eloquent sentences. You might find yourself working harder in English and relaxing in Math and Computer Programming classes (in […]