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The University of Richmond’s on June 14 released its  2013-2014 Writing Supplement and Tips For Writing It. We copy directly from its Admissions Blog–http://admissionblog.richmond.edu/ Tom Nicholas, Senior Assistant Director of Admission, writes:  “In light of these new (Common Application) questions – all of which, directly or indirectly, get at the same […]

2013-2014 University of Richmond Writing Supplement Plus Blog Tips


I  really love the app (ALL COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS) and use it as a go-to for a lot of different things.  I notice it’s available through the Google Play store now (I’m an Android AND an Apple user — go figure!) I took a screen shot of the Middlebury app […]

More Praise for the App


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A New World For College Applicants: The Common Application Releases New Prompts For the first time in its recent history, the Common Application has changed its essay prompts for the 2013-2014 school year. More than 2 million high school seniors and 460 colleges use this college application platform; it enables […]

A New World For College Applicants: The Common Application Releases ...



Powerful Deferral Update Letters or Emails: If you were deferred from your top choice college, it is not over. You can write a powerful letter or email to your admissions representative about your first semester and all other noteworthy news of your accomplishments since you submitted your application last fall. […]

Powerful Deferral Update Letters or Emails


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 ...