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Turn a Bad Experience Into a Winning College Admissions Essay

When writing a college admissions essay, your natural tendency may be to emphasize your victories while also downplaying your less successful moments. However, by masking your failures, you sacrifice a powerful opportunity to distinguish yourself from other applicants. After all, academic all-stars, former club leaders and...

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ANALYZING COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS

January 8, 2015 BY  Scott Jaschik Admissions essays are thought of by many as less scientific than other parts of the college application process — a chance to share a personal story, to inject personality into the process, to become more than just a grade-point average or...

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4 MOST COMMON COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY MISTAKES

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 Do college admissions committees really read the application essays you write? Of course, they do. We’ve interviewed admissions officials from four colleges and universities, and they’ve provided us with a list of the common mistakes they see in college applicationessays. Use their...

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