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The Common App

Hacking the Common App Essay Prompts, Pt. II

Josh Stephens | Posted 12.06.2013 | College
Josh Stephens

Essays about family often commit the error of what I call asymmetrical importance. What is important to the writer (his mom, dad, siblings, pets) often holds zero meaning for the detached reader.

What The Common App Is (And How To Make Yours Amazing)

| Posted 09.26.2013 | Teen

By Nicole Knoebel Applying to college is a stressful whirlwind of trying to figure out where you belong, which programs best fit your academic goa...

The Art of the Common App College Essay

Roger Ochoa | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

If brevity is the soul of wit, then recent changes to the Common Application essay could be the limbs and outward flourishes. Tedious? Yes. Impertinent? No.

Unacceptable Changes to the Common Application for College Applicants

Bev Taylor | Posted 03.24.2013 | College
Bev Taylor

Beginning this fall, the Common Application is imposing a strict 500-word limit on the personal statement.