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Let the 17 Year Old Voice Be Heard During our September 21 NACAC sessions, admissions officers from both Yale and the University of Michigan along with Dr. Joseph and Rebecca Cullen from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation made it clear that they prefer to read college application essays from high […]

Let the 17 Year Old Voice Be Heard


New Version and Dr. Joseph to Speak at 2013 NACAC We released version 2.7 of the app two days ago. It fixes all bugs. Please let me know if that works. Thank you for patience and for using our application. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/all-college-application-essays/id531030349?mt=8 Will you be attending NACAC? Dr. Joseph is presenting with […]

Version 2.7 is Out and Dr. Joseph to Speak at ...


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2013-2014 Cal Tech Writing Supplement  1. Please list three books, along with their authors, that have been particularly meaningful to you. For each book, please include a sentence explaining their influence upon you. Please note that your response is not limited to math, science or school-assigned texts. (Required, 250 word max, Paste […]

2014 Cal Tech Writing Supplement



2013-2014 Harvard College Writing Supplement  1. Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (Required, 150 word max, Paste in). 2. You may wish to include an additional essay if you feel that the college application forms do not provide sufficient opportunity to convey important information about yourself or your […]

2013-2014 Harvard College Writing Supplement


Say It Isn’t So: CA4 will not release all Writing Supplements on August 1 The Common Application committed to releasing all Writing Supplements on August 1. They wanted to make it easier for students and to control the process. Now they are taking a step back.  See what they wrote […]

Say It Isn’t So: CA4 will not release all Writing ...


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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 ...



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



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 ...