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Writing College Essays

How To Write A Killer College Essay For The College Admission You Deserve

Pavita Singh, MPH | Posted 12.23.2016 | College
Pavita Singh, MPH

This post was co-written with Sushma Sharma of Konversai. This article originally appeared on Konversai. As a high school senior or rising senior,...

College Essay Nightmares: Three Tales of Essays Gone Wrong

Elizabeth Heaton | Posted 07.14.2016 | Education
Elizabeth Heaton

You only get one shot to augment your test scores and GPA with an essay that showcases your personality and thought processes. Essays that are memorable and unique are great, but positive and appropriate are equally important.

College Applications and Thanksgiving

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Patrick O'Connor

This holiday season brings plenty of good news for high school seniors. Thanksgiving is as late as it possibly can be, creating one more week to complete college applications before the holidays begin.

8 Essential Tips For Writing Your College Essay

tv | Posted 12.10.2012 | Teen

By Sierra Tishgart Get personal! But not too personal! Avoid controversial topics! But be daring! It seems that everyone in your life -- your pare...

Editing Your College Essay: The 3 P's

Courtland Thomas | Posted 12.08.2012 | College
Courtland Thomas

The process of editing one's personal college essay is very similar to how one manually applies the shine to their car, or add a coat of finishing gel to their recently-painted fingernails. It's all about patience, persistence and perspective.

Applying to College: The Myth of Grit

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 11.18.2012 | College
Patrick O'Connor

"Excuse me, Dr. O'Connor? It's Meredith's mother, Mrs. Hart?""Of course. How are you?"

Trouble Applying to College? Here's What's Goin' On

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 11.14.2012 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Colleges that are right for you will feel just like home. It may be in the dorm rooms, it may be at the library (hey, it happens), it may be the whole campus -- but somewhere at those colleges, there is a spot waiting for you to reflect on the challenges of life.

Writing the Perfect Paper: 8 Tips From the Experts

Louise Hodgson | Posted 10.21.2012 | College
Louise Hodgson

Beginning college in the fall? Want some tips on how to achieve high grades in your term papers?

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...