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2013-2014 American University Writing Supplement 1. American University provides its students the freedom to pursue majors and minors within and across the different schools and colleges of the University. In one paragraph, discuss your academic goals and how American University would help you achieve them. (Required, 250 words words max, Paste […]

2014 American University Supplement


2013-2014 Babson Writing Supplement From the Babson admissions website (http://blogs.babson.edu/undergraduate/2013/07/19/tours-essays-and-popsicles/) “…this seems to be the week of  schools posting their essay topics (Google College Essay topics 2013-2014) and we at Babson are no different. This year we changed our essay prompt, thanks to suggestions via Facebook from the incoming first year class. […]

2013-2014 Babson Writing Supplement



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UNC 2013-2014 Writing Supplement  After much discussion among the admissions committee, we’ve now selected the essay prompts for the 2013-2014 first-year application. We hope they will inspire you to write an essay that will help us understand who you are, how you think, and what you might contribute to the […]

2013-2014 University of North Carolina (UNC) Writing Supplement


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 ...



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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


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 #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 ...