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College Essay News and Tips: CEA’s Weekly Link Roundup

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 19th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

A LOT of really important stuff has happened over the past few weeks.  The Republican Debate came and went (hope you were all watching to stay informed, you soon-to-be-voters!), Hoverboards are now totally a real thing, World of Warcraft released an AWESOME new expansion, and most importantly and tragically: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy BROKE.UP! […]

The One Simple Trick for Picking Your Common App Prompt

Topic: College Admissions, Common App Prompts/Topics, Essay Tips  |  Posted on August 12th, 2015  |  Written by Thea Hogarth

Our choices in life matter. Perhaps signing up for the right English class at the right time helped you discover your passion for literature. Maybe you decided to eat a day-old burrito for lunch, only to rue the decision a few short hours later. Occasionally you may turn left when you normally turn right. The […]

College Essay News and Tips from Around the Web

Topic: Essay Tips, International Students  |  Posted on July 30th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

There are some things in this world that really just can’t be explained.  Like why BBC’s “Merlin” only got five seasons, why stores start selling summer clothing in February and then start selling fall clothing in July, or how this beluga whale got so ripped (seriously though, it’s weird…).  But I’m sure the unanswered question […]

Personal Essay Spotlight: Amy Poehler

Topic: Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 29th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

Hello, readers!  Welcome back to Personal Essay Spotlight!  We know that you are now confident that you have SOMETHING to write about (but if you’re still struggling, try these great brainstorming techniques!), and we know that you’ve nailed the concept of keeping sight of the big picture, so this week let’s talk about storytelling. Benjamin […]

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 […]

College Essay News and Tips: CEA’s Weekly Link Roundup

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 21st, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

Greetings and salutations (as my fave spider used to say)!  How are you spending the remainder of your summer months?  Giving your cat a trendy new Trump look?  Gazing at the night sky and pondering the amazing pictures and new insights about (ex)planet Pluto?  Or maybe you’d like to spend the rest of your summer […]

College Essay News and Tips: CEA’s Weekly Link Roundup

Topic: College Admissions, Essay Tips  |  Posted on July 10th, 2015  |  Written by Lydia Hogarth

Alright folks, the time has come.  It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to meet the — wait a minute.  This isn’t the beginning of The Muppets, it’s another CEA weekly link round-up!  YAYYYYY!!!  This week we’re elaborating on the do’s and don’t’s of the college process for […]