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College Essays

App Deadline Looming? It's Not Too Late to Write Great Essays!
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By Arun Ponnusamy
November 25, 2020 | 4 minute read

We know a few seniors out there are maaaybe just getting around to writing essays for looming application deadlines. And to be fair, it's probably more than a few seniors because friends...

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Let’s Get Existential: Identity in the College Essay
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By Noor Haddad
September 23, 2020 | 4 minute read

When you’re a teenager, you’re probably too busy to sit down and think about your own identity. No one exactly assigns you “introspection time” as homework (though, if you’re my student,...

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Crushing Your Supplemental Essays, the Collegewise Way
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By Annie Behari
August 5, 2020 | 10 minute read

What Are Supplemental Essays? Students applying to college understandably put a lot of time and energy into worrying about the “College Essays.” That is, of course, a perfectly...

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Tackling the Common App Personal Essay
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By Meredith Graham
September 10, 2019 | 6 minute read

  The Common App personal essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the...

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Debunking College Essay Myths
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By Casey Near
August 27, 2019 | 1 minute read

One of the biggest myths about college essays is that you need to "sound impressive" (what's that mean anyway)? Long-time counselor Casey Near walks you though the myths, debunks them,...

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Is a Personal Struggle an Appropriate Essay Topic?
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By Kevin McMullin
August 20, 2019 | 3 minute read

College applicants often write essays about personal struggles. Sometimes, those stories provide great insight into the human being behind the grades and test scores, revealing strength,...

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