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College Application Essay Guides
Working on the drafts of college application essays? The drafting process is critical and can help make your stories and messages clearer. Please be willing to draft and re-write to make your essays stronger. Here are 10 questions to help guide you through the editing process. I hope they can help […]

Can I Picture You?: 10 College Application Essay Guiding ...


IECA Spring 2015 Presenter and Exhibitor Baltimore native Dr. Rebecca Joseph will be presenting at Spring 2015 IECA on the amazing topic of “Rehabbing Your Image: Using College Essays To Strengthen Applications of Students Who Have Experienced Challenges.” She will be presenting with fellow IECA member Elizabeth Stone and U VA Associate […]

IECA Spring 2015: Baltimore Here We Come, Hon


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2013-2014 Ohio State Writing Supplement No General Ohio State Questions. Just for specific programs. (To see these specific essays, you must click yes in Ohio State Members Questions under Academics.) These applications are due November 1. Morrill Scholars Program Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Morrill Scholars Program Essay Prompt: How can […]

2013-2014 The Ohio State Writing Supplement-SMART VERSION



2013-2014 University of Colorado-Boulder Writing Supplement Welcome the Common App, Boulder!!! With one long supplemental essays, we should see a dramatic increase in out -of-state apps. The University of Colorado Boulder’s Flagship 2030 strategic plan promotes exceptional teaching, research, scholarship, creative works, and service distinguishing us as a premier university. […]

2013-2014 University of Colorado-Boulder Writing Supplement


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2013-2014 Writing Supplement (Thanks to CMU) 2013-2014 Carnegie Mellon Writing Supplement  1. Please submit a one page, single-spaced essay that explains why you have chosen Carnegie Mellon and your particular major(s), department(s) or program(s). This essay should include the reasons why you’ve chosen the major(s), any goals or relevant work […]

2013-2014 Carnegie Mellon Writing Supplement


2013-2014 Tufts Writing Supplement Class of 2018 Thanks to Tufts for updating its supplemental essays. Three of the essays are new and all give great chances for students to share unique new stories and essays. http://admissions.tufts.edu/apply/essay-questions/ Here what Tufts has to say: “When you visit the Common Application website to […]

2013-2014 Tufts Writing Supplement



The University of Richmond’s on June 14 released its  2013-2014 Writing Supplement and Tips For Writing It. We copy directly from its Admissions Blog–http://admissionblog.richmond.edu/ Tom Nicholas, Senior Assistant Director of Admission, writes:  “In light of these new (Common Application) questions – all of which, directly or indirectly, get at the same […]

2013-2014 University of Richmond Writing Supplement Plus Blog Tips


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The Writing Sections of The 2013-2014 Common Application The Common App just released the format of the Writing Sections sections. This information won’t challenge kids as they won’t know what came before. But these changes will take counselors a while to adapt to. In addition to what they released today, while […]

Supplements to Become Writing Supplements in New Common App


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Follow Dr. J’s Into, Through, & Beyond Approach: Brainstorming Tip #8 Your essay needs to grab readers from the first word. You are competing for the fleeting attention of admissions officers who have dozens if  not hundreds or thousands of essays and files to process. So don’t waste their precious […]

Follow Dr. J’s Into, Through, & Beyond Approach: Brainstorming Tip ...