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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


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 ...