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600 Words Of Legit Narcissism: The College Essay

Nasir Fleming | Posted 01.05.2015 | Teen
Nasir Fleming

Right now is the time of year when self-reflection and talking about yourself is acceptable. Instead of annoying your peers with your awkward quirks on social media, direct them in an essay for your admissions counselor.

The College Application Mistake That Will Kill Your Chances

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 11.25.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Colleges never ask for information they don't find useful. If a college really didn't care about what you see in their school, they wouldn't ask -- yet you just answered the question as if it didn't matter.

5 Things You Shouldn’t Put In Your College App Essay

usa | Posted 11.21.2012 | Teen

By Jon Fortenbury, USA TODAY College College application essays scare most of us. Even if you consider yourself a pretty good writer, the though...

Zen and the Art of Writing Your College Application Essay

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 10.15.2011 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

Often, writing short is harder than writing long: the word limit forces us to get to the point, which is hard to do if you're not sure what it is. I know that even now, without these tricks and guidelines, I'm lost.