How to Select Your Prompt

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The No-Stress Way to Select Your Prompt and Choose Your Topic for Your Personal Statement We are well into application season, and if you’re like the majority of students applying to universities, you fall into one of two groups. The first group I like the affectionately call “The Overachievers”. You know the type. They turn…

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What Your English Teacher Never Taught You WILL Hurt You

  Some jokes are funny, like these: And some jokes aren’t funny… like the one where you spend your entire high school career writing the same boring five-paragraph essay over and over without ever learning how to clearly and convincingly express yourself in the type of essay that you need to get into college. Ouch.…

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The Struggle Is Real: How to Discuss Overcoming Adversity in Your Essay

Hi There, Allison from College Essay Success here. For students who have faced extreme challenges, pulling from these experiences can make for a powerful college admissions essay. However, these events can be so personal that students are unsure how to write about them. These formative experiences may leave physical or emotional scars that serve as…

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MAKE OR BREAK- Why Your Personal Statement is the Gatekeeper for Getting Into the College of Your Dreams

  As a student, there are times when you feel like nothing more than a number, or sum of numbers, to be exact. You’re a Student ID number, a class ranking determined by your GPA, a standardized test score, a massive quantity of extracurricular activities. Man, that’s a lot of digits hanging over your head. Remember…

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