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2016 Wake Forest Own Application Essays Here’s a peek at one of the short responses from the 2016 Wake Forest own application. 3. Hashtags trend worldwide. Give us a hashtag you wish were trending. #______________________________________ Why? Check out our website and app for the rest of the application requirements.   

2016 Wake Forest Own Application Essays


IECA Spring 2015 Presenter and Exhibitor Baltimore native Dr. Rebecca Joseph will be presenting at Spring 2015 IECA on the amazing topic of “Rehabbing Your Image: Using College Essays To Strengthen Applications of Students Who Have Experienced Challenges.” She will be presenting with fellow IECA member Elizabeth Stone and U VA Associate […]

IECA Spring 2015: Baltimore Here We Come, Hon


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Thanks For Visiting Us At HECA Everyone values our unique app. Listen to this short video by Joan Thomas, who praised us at WACAC and HECA 2014. “This is so app is so fantastic and it improves my productivity… I think it’s awesome. I think every student and every counselor […]

Thanks For Visiting Us At HECA



I can’t wait to see you all soon. I’m presenting at three LAUSD schools this March: Southeast High School on March 18 (Going Away to College), Cortines School for the Visual and Performing Arts on March 22 (Personal Statements), and Hamilton Music Magnet on March 26 (College Night, Personal Statements). […]

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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


2013-2014 Tufts Writing Supplement Class of 2018 Thanks to Tufts for updating its supplemental essays. Three of the essays are new and all give great chances for students to share unique new stories and essays. http://admissions.tufts.edu/apply/essay-questions/ Here what Tufts has to say: “When you visit the Common Application website to […]

2013-2014 Tufts Writing Supplement



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


Guiding Question 3: Do you write only in the first person and not spend too much time describing anyone or anything else? Use my one-third-two-third rule. You may not spend more than 1/3 of the essay describing anything other than your own activities and goals. That group, person, or community […]

Guiding Question 3: Do you write only in the first ...


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 ...