Tag: College Essay

Use the Secrets of Screenwriting to Write Your College Essay

Use the Secrets of Screenwriting to Write Your College Essay

June 1, 2020

The perfect time for students to start writing college essays is NOW! It may sound like a broken record, but

Colleges Say They Want Students With Passion, But What Does That Mean?

Colleges Say They Want Students With Passion, But What Does That Mean?

May 16, 2020

Sit in on any college information session and you will invariably hear the admissions representative say they are looking for

What I Would Have Done Differently When I Was Applying to College

What I Would Have Done Differently When I Was Applying to College

April 20, 2020

Almost all my friends have decided where they will be going to college next year. So it’s time to pass

The 13 Most Haunting College Admissions Errors

The 13 Most Haunting College Admissions Errors

August 1, 2019

Seniors who plan on applying to college early decision/early action should keep in mind that EARLY is the operative word

10 Tips for Staying Sane While Writing College Application Essays

10 Tips for Staying Sane While Writing College Application Essays

July 20, 2019

Writing College Admission Essays Writing college application essays is so different from the type of writing students are used to

43 Phrases You Should Avoid in a College Admission Essay

43 Phrases You Should Avoid in a College Admission Essay

July 10, 2019

When most students write their college admission essays, they aren’t thinking about the Essay Readers at colleges whose entire job

Common College Essay Mistakes to Avoid Before Hitting Submit

Common College Essay Mistakes to Avoid Before Hitting Submit

July 9, 2019

The January 1 college essay deadline may not be around the corner, but time flies..and the sooner your student begins

What’s the Single Best Piece of Essay Writing Advice?

What’s the Single Best Piece of Essay Writing Advice?

June 19, 2019

Regardless of whether it’s crunch time for your high school senior who may have been “a little lax” about applying

College Application Essay Examples and Tips

College Application Essay Examples and Tips

June 11, 2019

When writing college essays, some people debate whether it’s helpful or not to read other students’ college application essay examples for

Don’t Second Guess Your Student’s College Essay Ideas

Don’t Second Guess Your Student’s College Essay Ideas

October 6, 2018

Holly Bennetts, president of the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling, sees countless students break down in her office because

College Essay Tips: How to Craft Your Best Story

College Essay Tips: How to Craft Your Best Story

July 1, 2018

  Writing a Common App essay can make any student feel anxious and making it “great” creates even more pressure.

10 Essay Topics That Don’t Work

10 Essay Topics That Don’t Work

October 19, 2015

A college essay can fail for a number of reasons. The writing can be of poor quality, the theme can