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2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts The Common Application just released its 2017-2018 essay prompts. Rather than five, there are now seven prompts. The new prompts deal with imagination, fascination, and freedom of choice. They also revised three of the current prompts to push for more expression¬†and kept two alone. Below […]

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts


2017 University of Chicago, UNC, Georgia Tech, and Colgate Supplemental Essays Thanks to these three schools for releasing their supplemental essays early. We have posted them on our website and app. We will share one of each from the three schools. Check out our website and app for the remaining […]

University of Chicago, UNC, Georgia Tech, and Colgate Release 2017 ...


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: ...



Last Saturday, Dr. Joseph and Juan Chavez, a first gen freshman at UC Riverside, shared strategies at East Side Stories at Roosevelt High School in east LA about helping teachers and college access advocates embed college application and scholarship essay writing strategies into their high school English classes. These autobiographical […]

Application Essays As Powerful Counter-Narratives


College Application Essay Tip #9: Get Trusted People to Read Your Essays Tip 9. Have trusted inside and impartial outside readers read your essays. Make sure you have no spelling or grammatical errors.

College Application Essay Tip #9: Get Trusted People to Read ...


College Application Essay Tip #5: Share Positive Messages and Powerful Outcomes Tip #5: Plan to share positive messages and powerful outcomes. You can start with life or family challenges. You can describe obstacles you have overcome. You can reflect on your growth and development, including accomplishments and service. College admissions […]

College Application Essay Tip #5: Share Positive Messages and Powerful ...



College Essay Tip #2: Develop Overall Strategic Plan Tip 2. Develop an overall strategic essay writing plan. College essays should work together to help you communicate key qualities and stories not available anywhere else in your application.

College Application Essay Tip #2: Develop Overall Strategic Plan