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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. Here are […]

Make Your Stories Pop: 10 College Application Essay Guiding ...


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Follow Dr. J’s Into, Through, & Beyond Approach: Brainstorming Tip #8 Your essay needs to grab readers from the first word. You are competing for the fleeting attention of admissions officers who have dozens if  not hundreds or thousands of essays and files to process. So don’t waste their precious […]

Follow Dr. J’s Into, Through, & Beyond Approach: Brainstorming Tip ...


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



Boston College Adds Supplemental Essay-WOW!!! Here they are: Different and not easy to mass-produce. Should make for an interesting year for BC admissions.   Students frequently ask what they can do to enhance their applications and furnish us important additional insights about themselves. Toward this purpose, the Admission Committee presents […]

Boston College Adds Supplemental Essay-Shocker


College Application Essay Tip #10: Self Yourself Tip 10. Most importantly, make yourself come alive throughout this process. Write about yourself as passionately and powerfully as possible. Be proud of your life and accomplishments. Sell yourself!!! Don’t lose this incredibly important opportunity to share unique stories about yourself. These are […]

College Application Essay Tip #10: Sell Yourself


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 #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 ...




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