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5 Ways Your Phone Can Help You Write Your College Essay

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 28th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

We know. Your phone is basically magic. You can connect with your friends instantly! You can order 500 pizzas! And Snapchats – WHERE DO THEY GO?! But we bet you didn’t know that your phone – smart or standard – has a number of basic features that can make a world of difference to your […]

Free Essay Topic Consultations, This Weekend Only at the Long Island National College Fair!

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

Attention Long Island college applicants! This coming Sunday, October 6, from 11:00am-3:00pm, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) will be hosting a national college fair at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Even in the age of the glorious, all-knowing internet, it can be hard to find the answers to all of your college-oriented questions […]

Beyond The Common Application Essay: The Dreaded Writing Supplements

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, Supplemental Essays  |  Posted on September 23rd, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

When our students dig into the college application process, they are often surprised to encounter, not just the main Common Application essay assignment, but a host of additional, school-specific writing prompts for which they must also craft thoughtful replies. What are these wicked questions? What is the best way to approach them? How are they different from the Common Application’s main essay? […]

Back to School with College Essay Advisors

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 20th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

First, the bad news. The school year is almost upon us. Summer reading is almost due, homework is on the horizon, and the amount of time you spend floating in swimming pools and eating hamburgers on the beach is about to decrease significantly. The good news? Back to school shopping is here! Fall TV Previews are about […]