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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 ...


We Added The Coalition on Access, Affordability, and Success The Coalition is moving forward with more than 90 colleges, many of whom are public universities with stand alone application systems. In April the Coalition will open for high schoolers, and this summer it will open for seniors to submit their […]

We Added The Coalition on Access, Affordability, and Success


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Less Is Not More: 15 Tips for Using #CA4 Writing Supplements to Strengthen Your College Applications Embrace Writing Supplements. Most selective colleges using the Common Application have individual Writing Supplements. View these supplements as great offerings, as less is not more in the world of the competitive application process. Colleges that […]

Less Is Not More: 15 Tips for Using #CA4 Writing ...



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


Write a “Where I’m From” Poem: Brainstorming Tip #5 Read George Lyon’s “Where I’m From” Poem. http://www.georgeellalyon.com/where.html Think of where you are from. Read the poem to get ideas to write your own and start an amazing essay.

Write a “Where I’m From” Poem: Brainstorming Tip #5


College Application Essay Tip #6: Always Write in the First Person Tip # 6: Always write in the first person. Remember, these are autobiographical essays, even when you talk about other people or issues. Remember the colleges are looking to accept you, not your relatives. So use the one third […]

College Application Essay Tip #6: Always Write in the First ...



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 ...