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MIT released its 2018-2019 essays–the same as last year. They are great essays that kids can really use to demonstrate their power. The advice MIT gave about the essays is fabulous. http://mitadmissions.org/blogs/entry/our-2018-19-application-essay-questions “You are more interesting than anyone you can pretend to be; indeed, you are compelling and interesting enough as […]

2018-2019 MIT Essay Advice Rocks


August 5, 2018 The Common Application is open. It’s very similar to last year with just a few basic information tweaks. The Fall 2019 UC Application is open. It’s the same as last year. The Fall 2019 University of Texas Austin application is open with one new short answer. Oh […]

August 5 Fall 2019 Released Essays


Same Prompts: 2018-2019 Common Application and 2018-2019 Coalition Application Common Application Keeps Same Essays The Common Application will keep the same essays prompts as this past year. The most popular essay prompt of the 2017-2018 application year (through January 5, 2018) is “Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a […]

2018-2019 Essays Prompts Stay the Same for Common and Coalition ...



Fall 2018 Prompts Rock We love many of the Fall 2018 prompts. One favorite is one of Oklahoma State University’s prompts.  “I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail,” Muriel Strode said. Identify a […]

Fall 2018 Prompts Rock


2018 University of Notre Dame and Other Updates The University of Notre Dame released its 2018 writing supplement for both the Common and Coalition applications. In addition to one required response, applicants must answers two out of four additional short responses.  Two of these prompts include: For whom are you […]

2018 University of Notre Dame, Tufts and Other Updates


2018 Virgina Tech Essays We are busy adding new 2018 essays as they are released. Virginia Tech released its essays. Students have the option to respond to eight prompts. They can answer one, two or three of the prompts, and the recommended word length is 300 words. These essays are […]

2018 Virginia Tech Essays



2018 University of Chicago and Georgia Tech Supplemental Essays The University of Chicago always has fabulous essay topics. This year is no exception. Check out our site for all six choices. Here’s one to pique your interest. Essay Option 1. “The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be […]

2018 University of Chicago and Georgia Tech Supplemental Essays


Fall 2018 UNC Chapel Hill Application Short Answer Prompts The admissions committee has selected the UNC-specific short answer prompts for the 2018 application!  While the Fall 2018 application will not be live until August 2017, we hope you will have the opportunity to consider your responses.  Remember, your responses will […]

2018 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Short Answer Prompts


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 ...



Getting to Know You: Using College Specific Writing Questions and Supplements to Bolster Your Application Embrace Additional Writing Requirements. Most selective colleges using the Common Application have individual Member Questions and/or Writing Supplements. Colleges that have supplemental essays really want to learn more about you– from you. So give them what they want. Great […]

Getting to Know You: Using College Specific Writing Questions and ...