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Application Essay

College App Essays Run Amok: A Coach's Advice, Sympathy and a Word About Spiders

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 11.22.2014 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

When the Common Application organization came into being in the 1970s, the point of it was to streamline college admissions, create one application and one essay that would do everything. Great idea, right? Yes. And no.

The College Insider: Admissions Freakout Countdown #5: The Application Essay - Whose Life Is It, Anyway?

Karen Stabiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Stabiner

No one is going to accept a college applicant who writes like a dream about a topic no other applicant thought of if the kid's test scores, GPA, and course profile aren't competitive.