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Category: Admissions Essay

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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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Rita Neumann

Applying to College in (15 Easy) GIFs

It’s junior or senior year. You’re almost out of high school… Almost. Follow these 15 steps for applying to college, then let the Senioritis begin! (If this post looks familiar, it’s because it’s our first on Magoosh Buzzfeed!)   1. Taking the SAT/ACT     2. Writing your admissions essays     3. Asking for […]

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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

Resourceful Essay Recycling

Tired from writing endless personal statements? Check out Accepted’s top tips for thoughtfully recycling and adapting your admissions essays. You’re applying to six different schools and each one requires 2-7 essays/personal statements which equals…a whole lot of writing. How can you draft so many essays and still maintain a fresh and original voice in each? […]

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Linda Abraham

4 Ways to Show How You’ll Contribute in the Future

Here’s a great new post from our friends over at Accepted! Enjoy! Schools want to see that the applicants will actively participate in and contribute to their student bodies and alumni communities, not to mention the greater community and society. Yet grandiose, declarative statements and promises to be a superlative do-gooder are unpersuasive. So how […]

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Linda Abraham

What is an Accomplishment?

Here’s a snippet of a post from our friends over at Accepted: Accomplishments constitute the bread and butter of personal statements and application essays. Nothing too exciting in that statement. However, a fascinating brainstorming session on Accepted’s Editor Mailing List reveals that applicants don’t always know what an accomplishment is. What goes into this application […]

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5 Tips to Writing the Perfect College Application Essay

A guest post from our friends at Grammarly.com–enjoy! 🙂 For those of you studying for your SATs, all the best, and remember, if you are not satisfied with your scores the first time round, you can take the test again. Hurray for second (and third) chances, I say. What you don’t get a second chance […]

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