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Category: Admissions Essay

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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Frances Wong

How to Tackle the “Why Us” School-Specific Essay (with Examples!)

Of all the supplemental college essays out there, the “Why Us?” essay is the most difficult to master, especially when you have to write one for each school on your college list. So, how do you convince admissions officers at each college you belong there, while staying true to yourself?   With AdmitSee’s database of […]

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Kim Lifton

Mastering the Most Challenging College Essay: Why College X?

Many schools ask for supplemental essays in addition to the personal statement; the most common supplement, which we call “Why College X?,” is a variation on the question, “Why us?” This prompt can be one of the most challenging for students. The questions often look like these, which are taken from current and past years’ […]

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Elise Gout

Getting the Most Out of College Essay Revision

We’re about a month into the school year which means, ideally, you should be about a month into writing your college application essays.

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Kristin Fracchia

College Admissions Essay: Top Tips for Making a Statement Colleges Will Remember (In a Good Way)

The college admissions essay is a daunting task for most students. Many students have never been asked to do this type of writing before or have never engaged in the deep introspection such an essay requires. It’s a lot of pressure. I hear you. So how can you make the job easier? Check out my […]

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5 College Admission Essay Mistakes to Avoid

Are you committing any of these college essay sins? Our friends at University Language Services are here to make sure you know what NOT to do when writing your college essays. Enjoy! Most students can agree that the college admission essay is one of the more stressful aspects of the college application process. It’s the […]

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