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Free Resume Advice Starts Now!

Topic: Resume Help  |  Posted on February 15th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Did you know it’s an election year? Forget about Bernie and Donald. By the time we’re done with you, you’ll have the most vote-worthy resume around. To get the presidential treatment for you resume, just make sure to be one of the first 100 people to follow these steps before 11:59pm EST: Follow us on […]

Why We Love February Application Deadlines and You Should Too

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on January 20th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

February is the shortest month of the year for a reason: it stinks. Snow piles up and begins to turn mysterious shades of yellow and brown. We finally use up the lotion we bought to ward off dry skin. And don’t even get us started on Valentine’s Day. Who thought it was a good idea […]

The Final College Essay Checklist: Taste The Sweet Victory

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on December 17th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

REJOICE! FESTIVE PASTRY SEASON IS UPON US! Look at these adorable snowflake cookies! Look at this gigantic seasonal croquembouche! Nothing tastes sweeter than a puffy profiterole plucked from a perfectly engineered pastry tower. Nothing, that is, aside from the sweet taste of knowing that the college essays you have toiled over are finally done – […]

How To Manage All of Your Last-Minute College Essays

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Most Popular  |  Posted on December 3rd, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Tis the season to open your calendar and transform into Ralphie during this pivotal moment of A Christmas Story: We’re about to hit the last week of December and many deadlines are only days away. If you still have supplemental essays left to write, before you let yourself become too overwhelmed by guilt, stress, and the […]

The Doctor Is In: Get Your Early Decision College Essay Checkup™

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on October 7th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Students, we hear the sniffle in your voices. We see the feverish looks on your faces. It’s just a few weeks before the November 1 early admissions 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 […]

The Secret to Your College Essay Success is in the Stars!

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 24th, 2015  |  Written by CEA HQ

The Common Application went live earlier this month, so you already know the task it is going to ask of you: use 650 words to describe yourself and make the various college admissions officers fall head-over-heels, rom-com style in love with you and your delightful youness.  YIKES!  What’re you gonna do?  What’re you gonna do??  WHAT’RE […]

College Essay News and Tips from Around the Web

Topic: Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on July 30th, 2015  |  Written by CEA HQ

There are some things in this world that really just can’t be explained.  Like why BBC’s “Merlin” only got five seasons, why stores start selling summer clothing in February and then start selling fall clothing in July, or how this beluga whale got so ripped (seriously though, it’s weird…).  But I’m sure the unanswered question […]

Writerly Nerds of Wisdom: Neil Gaiman

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 27th, 2014  |  Written by CEA HQ

“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days, nothing else matters.” – Neil Gaiman

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

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