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Personal Statement

5 Pieces of Good News From a College Admissions Application Essay Counselor

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 08.30.2014 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

If you're not going to tackle any of the essays, make a chart of the schools you plan to apply to and the essay prompts required at each, with the number of words and the due dates.

How to Write College Admissions Essays: A Letter to High School Seniors

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
Kathleen Buckstaff

Unfortunately, family tensions often run high when it's college admissions' time. Phrases such as, "I don't need you. You're wrecking my life!" happen simultaneously as doors slam. I'd like to share with you my secrets on how to write a personal statement for college applications.

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.

5 Essential Rules for Writing Your College Essay

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Here are five tips to help you get your creative juices flowing, discover good ideas, and put them onto paper for a piece of writing that genuinely stands out in a sea of clichés.

Writing College Essays: 7 Tips With An Emphasis on the 'Writing' Part

Courtland Thomas | Posted 10.06.2012 | College
Courtland Thomas

You want something that captures your emotions and bottles your thoughts into an Aladdin mantle lamp to hand to the admissions officer, and your writing is the strongest way to land in the heart of your reader.

How to Turn Your Story Into a Winning College Essay

Lindsay Pyfer | Posted 01.16.2012 | Education
Lindsay Pyfer

Imagine you've got a week until your college essay is due. You think it's impossible. You're worried it won't be good enough. Even worse, you're convi...