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Getting Others to Sing Your Praises in College Application Recommendations

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 10.07.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Many letters of recommendation end up being generic and clichéd. What you want is something that is unique to you, positive and helps the readers "get" who you are as a student and person.

Dos and Don'ts in Writing College Application Essays

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 09.30.2012 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

College admissions deans have admitted repeatedly that poorly written essays can "do in" a student with top grades and test scores and that great essays can sometimes turn the tide toward acceptance for a student with less-than-stellar grades and test scores.