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Apply Wisely: Not All About The Application Essays~Yale College to Admit More Students In Class Of 2021

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 07.19.2016 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

Part of being a successful applicant is choosing wisely where you'll apply. With our mania for applying to a dozen or even two dozen colleges, the idea of targeting your choices has lost out to strafing the landscape with applications.

Five Things You Must Do Before Even Attempting To Write Your Common Application Essay

Robert S. Schwartz | Posted 06.17.2016 | College
Robert S. Schwartz

"The scariest moment is always just before you start." Stephen King on writing.

College Counseling: Public vs. Private School - Which One Is Right For Me?

Ishan Puri | Posted 06.02.2016 | College
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Ishan Puri

Students change, so colleges are instead looking for dynamic individuals that are open-minded, capable of learning, and able to contribute back to their community. These traits can be show at either a private or public school.

How to Email Professors for Research Opportunities - College Counseling 101

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

Many high school students interested in science would love the opportunity to research in a scientist's laboratory over the summer. Getting an interns...

How to Pick a College: Part 1 Vibe

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

By Alex Martel and Ishan Puri You've likely managed a mental list of the pros and cons and been swayed a bit by relatives and teachers extending thei...

College and Common Application Essays: A Coach Looks Forward and Back

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 04.08.2016 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

One frenzied application season is just over and another - take a deep breath - is about to begin. By March 31st, college applicants around the worl...

Biking from the Park to the Job

Write for the Future | Posted 12.04.2015 | College
Write for the Future

by Christopher Lassiter The first moment on the job deceives me. I glance around the deserted High Gear Cyclery shop, wondering if keeping myself ...

The Invincible Decision

Write for the Future | Posted 11.05.2015 | College
Write for the Future

Community and friends versus my own heart: At the end of freshman season, I had to choose between succumbing to the pressure of pleasing others and following my true interests. In looking back, I tapped into the courage I found when I began to negotiate the boundaries of stereotyping.

The Barrel and the Bubble

Write for the Future | Posted 10.18.2015 | College
Write for the Future

If Gramps could create a better life after leaving his homeland in a barrel, I could handle smiling in a restaurant twice a week.

A Stolen Flute and the Search for Home

Write for the Future | Posted 10.11.2015 | College
Write for the Future

At 12, my family moved from Westchester, New York to Oak Park, Illinois. I felt like an outsider and hoped my love for music would connect me to a community of bandmates. On my first day, I opened my locker, reached for my flute and felt nothing.

Choose One Community

Write for the Future | Posted 10.04.2015 | College
Write for the Future

We believe in the right to education. We are the backbone of the Riverdale's Pencils of Promise club.

Advice on College Application Essay Writing

Kevin Liu | Posted 08.23.2015 | College
Kevin Liu

Because one essay will be a testament to your passions, strengths and character, it can be an important component of the application. Thus, it is worth spending some time to compose something that accurately represents you, and stands out against the backdrop of other applicants

Middle Child Girl Power

Write for the Future | Posted 07.24.2016 | College
Write for the Future

was exhausted, frustrated, but refused to release the smile on my face. For two hours, I repeated the words "circle", "triangle" and "square" as I stood before a classroom in a small school in the Floating Villages of Cambodia.

A Rough Field for Everything... Everything but Race

Write for the Future | Posted 07.17.2016 | College
Write for the Future

Unfortunately, I will probably spend my whole life disproving the stereotypes inside the minds of others. I will be forced to carry myself in a clean cut way that does not promote any triggers of black male stereotypes. In doing so, I will continue to be praised as an exception with compliments that don't feel like real compliments.

10 Simple Tips for Staying Sane While Writing College Application Essays

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 07.07.2016 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

It's as though all the wisdom on any subject can be contained in these simple, breezy lines -- and who knows, maybe they can be. These are general guidelines, not hard and fast rules. Not every applicant will be able to do these in this order and some may be more relevant than others.

Common App College Essay Prompts 2.0 - They're Here!

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

This is big news in the college application world. It's not quite landing on the moon or Beyoncé having a baby, but the twitosphere is aflame this morning.

Like Uncle, Like Brother

Write for the Future | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
Write for the Future

Through Dan, I have learned that compassion isn't inherited, or taught at school, but rather something that is gained through experiences with people. My experiences with him have formed my appreciation of others and my ability to see the unique gifts of individuals.

The Football Way

Write for the Future | Posted 04.01.2015 | Education
Write for the Future

Whether I'm creating campaigns for Marriott to reach Generation Y, or selling solar water heaters in impoverished African villages, I view the challenges in my life as if they were playing out on an imaginary football field.

Grieve, Grumble and Get Up: Time for More College App Essays

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

As I write this, students I know are waiting to hear from dozens of schools, and many have already heard from a vast array of colleges and universities, from Arizona State to Temple and the University of Pittsburgh.

Advice from College Students on Writing the College Application Essay

David Ongchoco | Posted 02.07.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

Writing the college essay is easier said than done so I went ahead and asked current college students and College Admission Mentor for Peers (CAMP) Philippines mentors for advice on writing the dreaded college application essay.

How Many College Apps (and College App Essays) Are Too Many?

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 01.18.2015 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

It's not up to applicants to make the college admissions officers' lives easier, but it is important for applicants, and their families, to understand the big picture.

From JFK to Kwasi Enin: The College Admissions Application Essay Grows Up

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 08.19.2014 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

These essays have come a long way since 1935, when John F. Kennedy's succinct, handwritten and utterly unoriginal paragraph was enough to get him into his father's alma mater, answering the question: "Why do you wish to go to Harvard?"

Teachable Moments: Kwasi Enin's College Application Essay

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

There are simply not enough places at these few schools for all the students with perfect grades and perfect scores. Which brings me to Kwasi's essay, what it reveals about him, and what it reveals about what top schools seem to be looking for.

Confessions of a College Application Essay Coach

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 11.18.2013 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

The killer personal statement, now a hot commodity, may be the most popular literary genre on our virtual shelves, at least between July and November of every year.

I Heart the College Admissions Essay Prompts on the New Common Application

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 10.09.2013 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

From all I've seen, one part of the new application that is a big success is the list of new essay prompts. It's definitely a case of "new and improved."