Writing Supplement


2017-2018 U Penn-Specific Prompts Released Prospective applicants to the University of Pennsylvania recently received an email with the 2017-2018 writing prompts. The email started with a great quote from Ben Franklins: “Write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” That is great advice for all college applicants. We posted […]

2017-2018 U Penn-Specific Prompts Released


2018 Boston Writing Supplement The writing supplement topics for Fall 2018 first-year applicants are: We would like to get a better sense of you. Please respond to one of the following prompts. (400 word limit) 1. Human beings have a creative side that tends to shine most when we are […]

2018 Boston College Writing Supplement


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 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 ...


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 ...


Tell Me More: Use Writing Supplements To Strengthen Your College Applications Embrace All Supplemental 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 supplemental essay responses […]

Tell Me More: Use Writing Supplements To Strengthen Your College ...



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