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USC always has great quick takes–short,really short questions. Two new ones this year: Which well-known person or fictional character would be your ideal roommate? If you could teach a class on any topic, what would it be? Applicants can share how cool they are in their responses. All College Application […]

Favorite Fall 2020 New Prompt #3-USC Quick Takes


2020 University of Penn New Supplements Just one more week until the Common Application opens. Enjoy this last week of freedom. The University of Penn released its new supplemental essays that all applicants must answer. Rather than one longer piece, students must now answer two shorter prompts. I’m glad they […]

2020 University of Penn New Supplements


Class of 2024 Tufts Writing Supplement Tufts released its supplement for next year. It now has three options for the second essay, and added two new prompts for this year. We can easily answer one new prompt ourselves: “A) From recognizing break dancing as a new Olympic sport, to representation […]

Class 2024 Tufts Writing Supplement



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Yale 2018-2019 Essays Thanks to #Yale for releasing its Fall 2019 Essays. ‏”What inspires you?” is one. Passionate #college applicants inspire us. All College Application Essays has all college application requirements. https://allcollegeessays.org.  Make sure you check the difference between the Common Application and Coalition Application requirements. The former requires only written word responses, while the […]

Yale 2018-2019 Essays


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


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 ...



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


Fall 2016 2015-2016 University of Chicago Writing Supplement Thank goodness the University of Chicago relishes college application essays. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, they released their 2015-2016 prompts for Fall 2016 applicants. Here’s the text of its email announcing the prompts. Check our website and app for other updates as they […]

Fall 2016 University of Chicago Uncommon Writing Supplement Prompts



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 […]