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Dartmouth College 2017-2018 Writing Supplement Great new prompts from Dartmouth. We are including them all as a present because the madness of updating begins on Tuesday. THE DARTMOUTH WRITING SUPPLEMENT Dartmouth’s writing supplement requires that applicants write brief responses to two supplemental essay prompts as follows: 1. Please respond in 100 words […]

Dartmouth College 2017-2018 Writing Supplement


Rice and Princeton release PDFs of 2016 Supplements Both Rice and Princeton have released PDFs of their Universal and Common Application Supplements. Both have the same questions as last year, though it seems Rice eliminated the activity statement. Thanks for giving us a preview of what’s to come. Now kids […]

Rice and Princeton release PDFs of 2016 Supplements


The Powerful College Application #Selfie See Dr. J’s newest Huffington Post blog about how college applicants need to show up more in their application essays. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/the-powerful-college-application_b_6298218.html Here is the first paragraph… In this era of shameless teenage self-promotion through selfies, Instagram and Snapchat, it is remarkable how much difficulty many […]

The Powerful College Application #Selfie




By Rebecca Joseph Here is my latest blog from The Huffington Post.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/editing-college-application-essays_b_4105569.html Recently, I saw a private coach inside a Starbucks using a thesaurus to help a high school senior make a college application essay sound “more mature.” Another counselor encouraged one of my students to write about a […]

A Plea to Those Helping Students With College Application Essays: ...


2014 Indiana University and Arizona State Apps Are Up Indiana University releases first mandatory essay. Yeah.  All freshman applicants are required to submit a brief personal statement as part of the admission application. You will be asked to share any information about your background or experience that may not be […]

2014 Indiana University and Arizona State Apps Are Up



2013-2014 University of Oregon and Clark Honors College Essays 2013-2014 Application Went Live on August 1 Required Freshman Essay Essay: No more than 50 lines, 500 words, or 4000 characters. Paste in. Essay Topic: The UO is interested in learning more about you. Write an essay (500 words maximum) that shares information […]

2013-2014 University of Oregon and Clark Honors College Essays


2013-2014 Babson Writing Supplement From the Babson admissions website (http://blogs.babson.edu/undergraduate/2013/07/19/tours-essays-and-popsicles/) “…this seems to be the week of  schools posting their essay topics (Google College Essay topics 2013-2014) and we at Babson are no different. This year we changed our essay prompt, thanks to suggestions via Facebook from the incoming first year class. […]

2013-2014 Babson Writing Supplement