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College Essay Myth #3: Colleges Can’t Tell If Someone Helps Too Much on the Essay!

Rising seniors, we’re back with Myth No. 3. We’ve explained that the topic does not need to be impressive, and that the essay should not sound like your favorite writer or college professor. What’s left? Here’s No. 3: Myth 3: Admissions officers will never know if a parent, tutor, teacher or college coach has “helped” […]

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College Essay Myth #2: Your College Essay Must Sound Professional

Rising seniors, you worried that your essay won’t be good? Don’t fret. As I told you in the last blog, you don’t need an impressive topic to impress admissions officers. Here’s another tip: Myth 2: Your college entrance essay should sound sophisticated, like Hemingway or a college professor. If your essay does not sound like you, […]

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Overcome Weaknesses in Your College Application

Even if you were captain of the swim team, a member of the school chorus, and an Honor Roll student, it’s pretty likely that there’s something in your academic background that you consider a weakness. Here’s how you can overcome those weaknesses and position yourself for success in the college application process. Start Your Planning […]

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Use the 3 Cs to Improve Your Writing (and Writing Scores!)

This post was written by our friends at Scribendi. If you’re here, you’re probably looking to improve your writing. Whether you’re crafting an admissions essay or preparing for a standardized test, such as the writing section of the ACT, improving your writing is a very worthy goal. Even if you’ve already studied all the necessary […]

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5 Ways to Study While Working Full-Time

This post was written by our friends at Preply. Are you about to become an employee but don’t yet have a degree? It’s a challenge — not to mention daunting if you haven’t even started college yet — but you can succeed. A Georgetown University’s study found that over 25 percent of students combined full-time […]

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5 Tips to Staying on Track with College Applications

College Application season is slowly coming to a close. The first big push for applications happens in November for early deadlines. This momentum carries applicants through University of California November 30th deadlines and Regular Decision deadlines at the beginning of January. But what about schools with later deadlines? It is difficult to remain focused when […]

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The Ultimate Guide to College Interviews

By Jessica Tomer, Editor-in-Chief, CollegeXpress The admission interview is about getting to know you as a person, not just a collection of test scores and extracurricular activities. Of course, that sounds nice, but it doesn’t make interviews less nerve-wracking. As if applying for college wasn’t stressful enough, you’re supposed to sit down with a stranger […]

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