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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 ...



2016 University of Michigan Supplemental Essays U-M supplemental essay questions for the 2015-2016 Common Application: Essay #1 (Required for all applicants. Approximately 250 words.) Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose […]

2016 University of Michigan Supplemental Essays




2014-2015 Boston College Writing Supplement For both freshmen and transfers: We would like to get a better sense of you. Please select one of the questions below and write an essay of 400 words or less providing your response. 1. What contemporary issues or trend relating to politics, culture and society, or […]

2014-2015 Boston College Writing Supplement


2013-2014 American University Writing Supplement 1. American University provides its students the freedom to pursue majors and minors within and across the different schools and colleges of the University. In one paragraph, discuss your academic goals and how American University would help you achieve them. (Required, 250 words words max, Paste […]

2014 American University Supplement



2013-2014 ELON APPLICATION features new Think Fasts and Long Essay Prompts. Think Fast The Admissions Committee enjoys getting to know Elon applicants. Please answer the following statements in no more than two sentences: What would you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? What is the best piece of advice you […]

2013-2014 Elon Application Essays


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


I  really love the app (ALL COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS) and use it as a go-to for a lot of different things.  I notice it’s available through the Google Play store now (I’m an Android AND an Apple user — go figure!) I took a screen shot of the Middlebury app […]

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A New World For College Applicants: The Common Application Releases New Prompts For the first time in its recent history, the Common Application has changed its essay prompts for the 2013-2014 school year. More than 2 million high school seniors and 460 colleges use this college application platform; it enables […]

A New World For College Applicants: The Common Application Releases ...