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5 Tips to Building a Better College Application

Creating the best possible college application is one of the most important things you will ever do – after all, your future depends on it. If your application is not solid, you may not get into the university of your choice. Rather than take any chances, take our advice: here are five ways you can […]

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Living with a Roommate Can Save Students $15,000 in Total Cost of College Attendance

This post originally appeared on the StudySoup blog. One dilemma that nearly every college student will face is whether or not to live with a roommate. Let’s face it, there are quite a few benefits to living alone. It means more privacy, more control over personal space, and the ability to avoid the experience of […]

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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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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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Kim Lifton

College Essay Advice: “Trust Yourself”

Check out this post from our friends at Wow Writing Workshop, and an excerpt from their new book, How to Write an Effective College Application Essay, The Inside Scoop for Parents. Year after year, students say they cannot write, or they despise it. We don’t believe them. You shouldn’t, either. Before we start working with […]

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What You Need to Know About the New Common App Essay Prompts

This post was written by Susan Knoppow, CEO of Wow Writing Workshop, and originally appeared on the Wow blog. Have you seen the two new essay prompts on the Common Application? Every few years, the Common App, a tool used by more than 700 colleges to help students apply seamlessly to multiple schools, updates its […]

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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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Hannah Smith

How to Strategize Your Common App Activities List

This post was written by our friends at Ingenius Prep. The Common App activities list is your opportunity to provide an admissions officer with a “snapshot” of who you are as an applicant. It’s one of the best ways that you can set yourself apart from the rest of the applicant pool, and show why […]

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Frances Wong

8 Tips on College Tours

Spring break is the best time of the year to go on your college tour. The weather is generally more pleasant, and you get to visit when campus is alive with college students. So, how do you make the most out of your college tour? We have a few tips for you: 1. Make sure […]

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