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Brainstorming College Admission Essay Topics

Posted on July 30, 2015 in Admission Essay

The single most important part of the college admission essay is choosing a meaningful and important topic to write on. We recommend that you spend at least a week brainstorming ideas that you will write on. Many times, a college will give you a specific topic to write on - such as your most important academic acheivement, your biggest loss, etc. Other times, they will leave it open-ended and instead instruct you to write on anything that yo [...]

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Selecting a College Admission Essay Topic

Posted on July 30, 2015 in Admission Essay

After you spend a few weeks brainstorming essay topics, you should now have a decent idea of the elements that you want to include in your admission essay. These things should include, but not be limited to, your milestone life experiences, future goals, unique attributes and non-academic acheivements and accomplishments. You should also have an overall idea on the type of impression that you would like to leave on the college admission offi [...]

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Writing the College Admission Essay

Posted on July 30, 2015 in Admission Essay

Now that you have selected a winning essay topic, it is time to start writing. When you begin writing, you need to keep two things in mind. The first, to pursuade the admissions officer that you are a worthy candidate for admission. The second is to show the officer that you have a real personality and real-world experience and are more than just your GPA, SAT Scores, and courseload.

While there is no sure-fire formula for writing the p [...]

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College Admission Topics to Avoid

Posted on July 30, 2015 in Admission Essay

When students are selecting an essay topic, often times they will select a topic that will land their application in the Rejection Pile. The following are the types of topics that you should avoid and that have actually come up on students papers. The jail time you've served

Many students think that highlighting a negetive event and then showing how they have grown and learned from it makes for a good essay. While this is sometimes [...]

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