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Author: Linda Abraham

Linda Abraham

First Drafts of Personal Statements: Let Yourself Go

Writing the first draft of your personal statement is probably the hardest part of the whole application process. Here’s how to let yourself go.

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Linda Abraham

How to Demonstrate Passion in Your Essays

What do you think of when you hear the word passion? Definitely not an accountant. But adcoms are looking for passion in their applicants. So how are you, a computer expert, a bio major, or even an accountant, going to create an essay that demonstrates the passion they’re looking for?   When you think “passion,” […]

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Linda Abraham

10 Tips for High School Seniors Getting Ready to Apply to Top-Tier Colleges

These ten quick hints will help make the application process as stress-free as possible.   1. Create a spreadsheet that includes all of your school choices and your “to do” list: Writing essays, keeing track of supplements, gathering transcripts (many schools use a service like parchment.com — I have found this service provides an easy and […]

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Linda Abraham

The President Wrote My Letter of Recommendation!

Would that be enough to get you in the school of your dreams? Read on to find out!   “Wouldn’t that be great. I’m in!” Or are you? Let’s think about it: Would a letter of recommendation from President Barack Obama, POTUS himself, ensure your acceptance? I’m sure a letter from President Obama would get […]

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Linda Abraham

Tips for Answering Common Application Essay Prompts

College application deadlines are looming closer than ever! If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the common app questions, here’s an Accepted.com post that will guide you step by step. If you are beginning your senior year of high school, this is the prime time to write your Common Application essay. The sooner you get started, the […]

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Linda Abraham

3 Mistakes Successful College Applicants Don’t Make

What’s the best (and least painful) way to succeed? Learn from the mistakes of others! Today, our friends at Accepted share 3 common mistakes you need to avoid. The preparation for successful college application does not happen overnight. In fact, it is the culmination of years of work throughout high school. The most successful college […]

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Linda Abraham

The College Rejection Crisis

Been hearing talk of how hard it is to get in to colleges these days? In this post, our friends at Accepted offer striking data on this topic and give advice for what you can do about it! This year, Stanford University accepted only 5% of applicants. While enrollment is down in general, competition for […]

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Linda Abraham

Can You Get Accepted After Doing Something Stupid?

It’s cliché but true: we all make mistakes. But for some of us, those mistakes carry far-reaching consequences that affect the rest of our lives. So if you’ve got a big mistake to talk about in your college applications, here’s some guidance from our friends at Accepted.com. The point of this article is not to […]

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Linda Abraham

Flaws Make You Real

Many college admissions committees ask you to write about your flaws. You may think this is a trap, but it’s actually a stealthy method of asking you to evaluate your personal growth. Accepted is here with more on how to handle this tricky essay question. A speaker recently told a story about traveling in Asia […]

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Linda Abraham

The Successful Applicant to Highly Selective Colleges

Putting together your college application means doing more than just going through the motions. To learn more about what makes you stand out to an admissions committee, check out this post from Accepted. I work with really smart high school students every year.  These students have excellent grades in challenging curriculums, strong test scores and […]

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