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The Most Common Mistakes Students Make in Their College Essays

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Common Application, Essay Resources, Essay Tips, Essay Writing, Quick Tips, Tips  |  Posted on August 10th, 2017  |  Written by Kat Stubing

The admissions essay is a crucial part of your college application because it is the only chance you have to communicate with admissions officers in your own voice. You need to take advantage of every word at your disposal and send the message that you’re the kind of student that colleges should want on their […]

How to Combat Writer’s Block and Finish Your College Essay

Topic: Admissions, College Admissions, Common Application, Essay Tips, Essay Writing, Productivity, Quick Tips, Tips, Uncategorized  |  Posted on August 10th, 2017  |  Written by Kat Stubing

So you’re two hours deep into your college essay and you just can’t seem to get anything good down on paper! We know what that feels like, we’ve all been there! Here are 4 tips on how to overcome the beast that is writer’s block.   Flip your topic on its head Maybe the way […]

Structure: How to Build a Boss Essay

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Common Application, Essay Resources, Essay Tips, Essay Writing, Quick Tips, Tips, Uncategorized  |  Posted on July 31st, 2017  |  Written by Kat Stubing

Your college admissions essay is a required writing assignment, yes, but try not to think of it as more work that will stress you out. YOU OWN THIS ESSAY. How can you be the boss of this assignment instead of letting it be the boss of you?  It’s easier than it seems. Just do these […]

Is Modesty a Mistake in the College Essay?

Topic: Admissions, advice, College Admissions, Essay Tips, Essay Writing, Quick Tips, Tips, Uncategorized  |  Posted on July 26th, 2017  |  Written by Kat Stubing

We grow up being told to be humble and stay grounded —  and then suddenly the college essay comes along and we’re supposed to toot our own horn like there’s no tomorrow? Don’t college admissions officers want to see that we’re down to earth and not about to release a Kim K-inspired selfie book? Yes […]

4 Signs that Your Common App Personal Statement is Finally DONE

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on October 27th, 2016  |  Written by Rebecca Semenetz

We here at College Essay Advisors believe that the college essay is the most important essay you will ever write. In fact, we’ve spent over a decade perfecting the process of crafting a compelling college essay. Therefore, we know exactly what signs to look for to know that your essay is the bomb (do people […]

Free College Essay Topic Help: June 28, 2016!

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips, International Students, Most Popular  |  Posted on June 22nd, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

School is out. The sun is shining. The beach is beckoning. But you’ve got college essays to write. We know. If we were you, we’d want to prioritize bronzing over brainstorming, too. That’s why we’re giving away tons of free advice and goodies on Tuesday, June 28. Kick off your summer writing season with a […]

3 Essential Books for Writing the Personal Statement

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on March 10th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Wooooooooo! Spriiiiiiinnnnnggg breeeaaak! That’s probably what your heart is saying. We, at College Essay Advisors, would like to encourage you to listen to your head just this once (normally we think you should listen to your stomach). While it’s important to recharge your batteries over spring break, it’s also a great to start visiting colleges […]

The Year In Review: Personal Statement Success and More

Topic: College Admissions  |  Posted on January 6th, 2016  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Wow. You are awesome. Before you start making New Years resolutions, take a moment to look back at all of your 2015 accomplishments. We’re serious. Get out a notebook at make a list: the best of you, year-in-review. Here, we’ll get you started: I completed applications to [pick a number] colleges! I balanced my school […]

Mark Your Calendar: Free College Essay Help on Black Friday 2015

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

We’re doing it again! Get your latest dose of free college essay help on Black Friday 2015, when will be offering free 15-minute essay reviews to the first 100 people to send in their drafts. On anything from the Common App personal statement to school-specific supplements, we’ve got you covered. This event is perfect for: College […]

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 […]