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The NY Times’ June Checklist: “Start Writing Your College Essay”

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on June 13th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

The NY Times’ The Choice blog recently released its June College Checklist for Juniors, and can you guess what was on the list?  That’s right folks!  It’s officially essay time! The post suggests that June is the perfect time to begin the college essay, as the summer frees students from the added pressure of everyday […]

College Essays For (The World’s Smartest) Dummies

Topic: Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on April 24th, 2013  |  Written by CEA HQ

The New York Times’ Learning Network recently published an exercise asking teachers to lead their high school students through exploration of and practice for the new common application essay prompts.  In addition to encouraging directed free writes, the activity encourages the use of columns from The Times as models for content, and The Choice Blog […]