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The Trick to Nailing Your Supplemental “Why Essays”

Topic: Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on November 12th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

“WHY?!” The word is echoing in your head. It’s the first thing you think when you wake up and the last thing you think as you lay down at night. It dances in your dreams, Dumbo-nighmare-sequence-style. When Chipotle asks if you want to add guac, it’s the only word you can think to say. If you […]

What Your Supplemental Essays Are Really Asking

Topic: Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on November 5th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

We have bad news and good news. The bad news is that the Common App personal statement, while important, is not the only essay you have to write; in fact, by now you may have noticed that many of your schools have one or two (or five) supplemental writing requirements. And if you’re applying to […]

The Trick to Managing Supplemental Essays

Topic: Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on October 15th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

  October brings with it all manner of terror including chilly breezes, flu shots, pumpkin shortages, and the looming approach of early application deadlines. But one demon lurks in the shadows, lying in wait until the last possible second, when suddenly it pounces on unsuspecting applicants. It is the hidden supplemental essay, scourge of many […]

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 […]

You Can Write Your College Essay in 10 Days. Take the Challenge.

Topic: Essay Tips, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on September 24th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

With early decision deadlines inching ever closer, the rush to get those college essays written is real. But fear not, dear applicants! Our Uncommon Essay Approach, will help you can craft winning essays in just 20 minutes a day for 10 days! (Or condense the process and get it done in even less time!) Just follow […]

Free College Essay Help All Day | Save the Date | Oct. 1, 2015

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on September 21st, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Thursday, October 1. It’s your lucky day. It’s #CEAFREEDAY! Just in time to help you meet those early deadlines, College Essay Advisors will be offering FREE COLLEGE ESSAY HELP ALL DAY to all college applicants (and parents of college applicants!) in need of a little essay inspiration and admissions-related insight. For 24 hours, we will […]

5 Pockets of Essay Writing Time You Didn’t Know You Had

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on September 10th, 2015  |  Written by Stacey Brook

You have only been back to school for a few weeks and your schoolwork is already piled as high as the Empire State building. When will you ever find time to write your admissions essay, one of the most crucial components of your college application? THERE IS NO TIME!!! Oh, but there is. As essay […]

The 3 Most Common College Essay Topic Clichés and How to Cure Them

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

The average admissions officer reviews over 1,000 applications per admissions cycle, enduring a host of hackneyed college essay topics and combatting the urge to groan at the cliched treatment of usual-suspect topics that reveal little to no information about the student at hand. Applicants often choose to write about these subjects because they THINK the […]

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

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 21st, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

Do you ever get so fed up with the real world that you just want to leave the human race?  Get primal?  Go back to nature? Be a goat?  Or are you the Snow White type who befriends all creatures and even has them at your wedding?  Or maybe your personal call of the wild can […]