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Ashley Robinson

Ashley Sufflé Robinson has a Ph.D. in 19th Century English Literature. As a content writer for PrepScholar, Ashley is passionate about giving college-bound students the in-depth information they need to get into the school of their dreams.

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What Is a Double Major? Is a Double Major Right for You?

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 16, 2019 12:00:00 PM

College Info

Going to college can sometimes feel like a series of tough decisions. Not only do you have to take standardized tests like the ACT or SAT, you also have to decide which colleges to apply to and write (practically) a million applications!

After all of that, picking your major sometimes feels like the easy part. But not so fast! Many schools offer a variety of majoring opportunities, including a degree path referred to as a double major where you concentrate in not one, but two different subjects.

This guide will take the mystery out of what it means to double major! We’ll explore the ins and outs of the degree path, including: 

  • Defining what a double major is...and what it isn’t,
  • Discussing the pros and cons of double majoring, and finally,
  • Helping you figure out whether a double major is the right choice for you.

So without further ado...let’s dive in!

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5 Tips for Writing the Michigan State Admissions Essay

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 13, 2019 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

So you’ve decided to apply to Michigan State University. You’ve made a great choice—not only is it one of the top public universities in the nation, 95% of undergraduates land jobs or go onto graduate school after graduation! Additionally, 25 of its undergraduate programs are ranked in the top 20 nationally, including the best supply chain management and logistics program in the country. And like most top schools, the MSU application requires you to submit an application essay. 

This guide will walk you through everything you need to know about writing and submitting the Michigan State admissions essay, including:

  • A discussion of the Michigan State admissions standards,
  • Where to find the Michigan State application, and
  • Five tips to write a Michigan State admissions essay that will get you in. 

So let’s get started!

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4 Tips for Writing Perfect USC Essays

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jan 3, 2019 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

 So you have your heart set on going to the University of Southern California. That’s great–it’s one of the best schools in the country! Unfortunately, that makes it tough to get accepted: only 13 percent of applicants are admitted each year.

To apply, USC requires you to submit both the Common Application and a school-specific writing supplement designed to “discover your individual story.” But what does that mean? And how can you make your USC essays stand out from the crowd?

We’ve got you covered. This guide will teach you everything you need to know to write an outstanding USC Writing Supplement. We’ll answer all of your questions, including: 

  • What is the supplement?

  • What are the questions, and how do I answer them?

  • Are there tips and tricks for knocking your USC essays out of the park?

  • What steps do I take to finish my USC application?


Let’s get started!

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4 Tips for Writing Amazing Notre Dame Essays

Posted by Ashley Robinson | Dec 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

The University of Notre Dame is one of the most prestigious universities in the United States. It attracts the best and brightest students from around the country—in fact, 38% of the student body ranked in the top 1% of their high school graduating classes! That means that most applicants will have exemplary academic records.

Because most applicant have amazing grades and transcripts, your Notre Dame application essays will be one of the most important ways for you to stand out from the crowd!

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