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Make Your Stories Pop: 10 College Application Essay Guiding Questions Working on the drafts of your personal statements for your college applications? 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. Also please […]

Make Your Stories Pop: 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


2015-2016 Common APP Essays Prompts and Commentary By Rebecca Joseph The News The Common Application last week released its 2015-2016 freshman essay prompts. They include one entirely new prompt (prompt four) replacing the one about the place where you are perfectly content. They revised the first two prompts and kept two (essay […]


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Directions To Get Started: We are so excited. Our All College Application Essays website and integrated mobile apps are up and running. Our updated Google app and Apple App, and the two are inter-connected, so you can use your log in information for both. NOTE: You can only purchase our service on our website–either on […]

Both Website and Linked Mobile Apps Are Up and Running: ...


I can’t wait to see you all soon. I’m presenting at three LAUSD schools this March: Southeast High School on March 18 (Going Away to College), Cortines School for the Visual and Performing Arts on March 22 (Personal Statements), and Hamilton Music Magnet on March 26 (College Night, Personal Statements). […]

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College applicants next year will have more application options as the University of Chicago is joining the Universal Application. “We decided to announce we will join the Universal College Application for the next application year now because we want applicants, families, recommenders, and the Higher Education community to know of […]

University of Chicago to Join Universal Application



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2013-2014 Writing Supplement (Thanks to CMU) 2013-2014 Carnegie Mellon Writing Supplement  1. Please submit a one page, single-spaced essay that explains why you have chosen Carnegie Mellon and your particular major(s), department(s) or program(s). This essay should include the reasons why you’ve chosen the major(s), any goals or relevant work […]

2013-2014 Carnegie Mellon Writing Supplement


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The Writing Sections of The 2013-2014 Common Application The Common App just released the format of the Writing Sections sections. This information won’t challenge kids as they won’t know what came before. But these changes will take counselors a while to adapt to. In addition to what they released today, while […]

Supplements to Become Writing Supplements in New Common App