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College Essays

Let's Get Existential: How to Write a College Essay about Identity
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By Noor Haddad
September 23, 2020 | 5 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 | 11 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 reasonable...

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Tackling the Common App Personal Essay
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By Meredith Graham
September 10, 2019 | 7 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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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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Collegewise Alumni: Be Yourself In Your Essay
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By Sarah Myers
March 7, 2019 | 2 minute read

Many of our counselors share how their past and present students often "wow" them—whether it's via a hard-hitting or inspirational essay with an interesting perspective, or through a fun...

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Five Essay Clichés to Avoid
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By Collegewise Staff
December 20, 2017 | 1 minute read

Collegewise's Michael Banks breaks down five of the most common college essay clichés.

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