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Why Summer is the Best Time to Write Your College Essay

Topic: advice, College Admissions, Essay Tips, Essay Writing, Productivity, Quick Tips, Starting Early, Summer Preparation, Tips  |  Posted on June 15th, 2017  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Listen, we get it. The waves are crashing, sun is beaming, and all you want to do is chill. You’ve been working all year long to make sure your grades are up to par and that you’ve put enough energy into your (nine-thousand?) activities to make a real impact on your community and make an […]

The Power of Using Small Details in Your College Essay

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on September 15th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

When someone says, “I love you,” how can you tell if it’s true? It’s possible that no one actually knows the answer to this question, but if you were to take a stab at it, what would you say. Do those three words say it all? Or do you need more? A long day spent […]

3 Signs You’ve Found a Winning College Essay Topic

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 11th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

We spend our lives looking for the one. The perfect prom dress. The best burrito. The coolest sneakers. Your soulmate. Your soulcat. The most flattering Snapchat filter. Your dream college. The list goes on. In so many areas of life, we try to find the perfect fit, but at this moment perhaps none is quite […]

6 Lame Excuses You’re Using to Postpone Starting Your College Essay

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 28th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

The summer is winding down, which means you’re going to be heading back to school in just a few weeks! If you’re looking at this, chances are you still haven’t started your college essay. What’s your excuse? Yes, we know, it’s hard. But, the closer it gets to the deadline, the harder it’s going to be […]

How a Summer Journal Could be Your Ticket into College

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 21st, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

Chances are, you have probably kept a diary or journal at some point in your life (or at least read through your older sister’s). Maybe this journal held the highlights of your family’s many vacations and life-changing experiences, or maybe it’s filled with more day-to-day events – like that time you got the highest grade […]

Don’t Forget About Your College Essay This Summer: CEA’s Weekly Link Roundup

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on May 27th, 2016  |  Written by CEA HQ

As the school year starts to wind down, we can lay back, relax, and start thinking about our impending college search and application process. Nothing stressful about that, right? With senior year just around the corner, college is probably one of the only things on your mind. The summer is a great time to begin […]