Answer the Question and Prove It!

Whether the written response has high stakes (such as a college application or SAT/ACT essay) or is part of an ordinary school task (such as an open-ended question or literature-based prompt), there is one common mistake students make that has a straightforward solution: Answer all parts of the question and provide proof! A successful response…

The Common Application: Part 2, General Application Information

(This is the second of two articles about The Common Application for college admissions. Part one, “Essay Prompts,” was featured in our October blog.) In our October blog, “The Common Application, Part One: The Essay Prompts,” we provided detailed information on the essay portion of the application. Although our expertise lies in assisting students with…

The Common Application: Part 1, Essay Prompts

(This is the first of two articles about The Common Application for college admissions. Part two, “Application Information,” will follow, so be sure to check back.) The college admissions process can prove to be one of the most stressful times in life, especially when students are applying to multiple schools that each has its own…

Help with the College Admission Application Essay: Part 1, The New Common Application for College Admissions

(This is the first of two articles about writing effective college admission application essays. Part two, “Effective College Application Essay Writing Tips,” will follow soon, so be sure to check back in October.) What Is The Common Application? The Common Application, started in the 1970s, is a not-for-profit organization that strives to “promote equity, access,…

College Admission Essays: Ease the Anxiety with These Pointers

Perhaps the most stressful part of the nerve-racking college admissions process proves to be the college application essay. Once students due diligent research on universities and decide upon their top school choices, most of the admissions process simply involves gathering paperwork and filling in blanks. Although these tasks may be time consuming, they are clearly…

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