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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 […]

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 Danger of Reading Real College Essay Examples

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on September 3rd, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

“Real college essay examples” is one of the most commonly searched phrases in the college application Googleverse. Cloaked in mystery, the personal statement is an assignment that students rarely encounter before senior year. And yet the college-applying hordes are required to tackle this beast every year. “Surely the successful essays of my predecessors will hold […]

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