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How to Make Your Essay Not Boring

Bored by your own college essay? Here are some tips that will liven it up, from Ethan Sawyer, aka the College Essay Guy! Here are three tips to help you avoid writing an essay that’s, for lack of a better word, boring:   1. Make sure the connections your essay makes are non-obvious and specific. […]

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How Can I Write My Personal Statement in One Night?

It’s the worst place to find yourself—the night before your college apps are due with nothing but a blank word doc before you. Check out these tips for how make it work even at the very last minute, from Ethan Sawyer the College Essay Guy. First of all, if there is anything in this bright […]

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Should I Mention My Religion in My College Essay?

Here’s another key tip to keep in mind for your college applications, from College Essay Guy Ethan Sawyer! The short answer is this: it’s okay to discuss religion in your essay as long as the take-away (or values) promoted in the essay are universal. Here’s what I mean: In the past, I’ve had students write […]

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How Do I Write the “Why Us” Essay?

So you’re completing your college application and arrive at the dreaded “Why Us?” essay. What to do? Here’s what Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy, recommends! Here are three quick tips to get you on the right track:   1. Don’t write about the school’s size, location, reputation or the weather. Why? Because that’s what […]

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Tips For Choosing Your College Essay Topic

Where to start with those college essays—that is the question. If you’re stuck on what exactly to write about, this is the post for you! Your college essay — probably the most daunting, dreaded and time-consuming part of the college application process. You might find yourself asking: What am I supposed to write about? How […]

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Why Colleges Ask You to Write Essays

What’s the big deal with college essays? Almost every school requires them and it’s no easy feat to perfect them. Today, Ryan Hickey explains why these essays are more crucial than you might think! In our technological age, being asked to write a full essay can seem a little antiquated. Why do colleges even ask […]

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5 Tips for Writing Your First Resume

It’s never too early to start putting together a resume! In fact, the earlier you start on this, the better off you’ll be when it’s time to job search. So check out these tips from Zakiya Harris at University Language for how to craft the perfect first resume! Sometimes the thought of putting together a […]

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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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Expert Advice: 6 Tips to Guide Your College Search

How do you narrow down the 5000+ colleges out there into a manageable list of schools that’s right for you? Check out these tips from experts at NerdScholars!   Getting into college remains one of the most competitive obstacles young people are faced with. Admission rates for America’s most prestigious schools remain extremely low in […]

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Liked the Movie? Try the Book! 10 Surprising Movies Based on Books

Our favorite: Top 10 lists! Here’s a great one from our friends at StudyMode, sharing 10 books you should definitely read if you loved the movie version. ☺   Nothing beats warm buttered popcorn, an ice-cold soda and a great movie playing on the big screen – especially in the middle of summer! We get […]

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