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3 Top Tips for Writing Stellar Brown Supplemental Essays

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 12, 2018 1:00:00 PM

College Essays

Brown admits just under 7.2% of their total applicant pool every year. If you want to be one of those admitted students, you’ll need to write amazing Brown essays as part of your Brown University application.

In this article, we’ll outline the different types of essays you need to write for your Brown University application and teach you how to write a Brown supplement essay that will help you stand out from the thousands of other applicants.

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3 Top Tips for a Stand-Out Cornell Essay

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 5, 2018 1:00:00 PM

College Essays

Cornell admits just under 12.5% of their total applicant pool every year. In order to be one of them, you need to write amazing Cornell essays as part of your Cornell University application.

In this article, we’ll outline the different types of essays you need to write for your Cornell University application and teach you how to write a Cornell supplement essay that will help you stand out from the thousands of other applicants.

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4 Tips to Write a Winning "Why Brown" Essay

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 1, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Students who are applying to Brown have to answer the “Why Brown” essay question. This essay asks students why they want to attend Brown and what they hope to contribute to Brown’s unique community.

In this essay, we’ll discuss what the “Why Brown” essay prompt is, why it exists, and how to answer it well, as well as going over a a real "Why Brown" essay example.

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The Expert Guide to the Columbia Supplement

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Oct 31, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Only 6% of applicants are admitted to Columbia every year. Do you want to be one of them? If so, you’ll need to write amazing Columbia essays as part of your application.

In this article, we’ll outline the different types of essays you need to write for your Columbia Supplement and teach you how to write an essay that will help you stand out from the thousands of other applicants. 

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4 Top Tips for Writing Stellar MIT Essays

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Oct 30, 2018 3:00:00 PM

College Essays

MIT admits 7% of students every year. If you want to be one of them, you’ll need to write some killer MIT essays as part of your own Massachusetts Institute of Technology application.

In this article, we’ll outline the MIT essay prompts and teach you how to write MIT supplemental essays that will help you stand out from the thousands of other applicants.

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3 Tips to Write Your Stanford Roommate Essay

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Oct 10, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Are you preparing your college application for Stanford University? If so, you’ve probably heard about the Stanford roommate essay, which you must complete as part of your application. The Stanford roommate essay is a unique essay that asks every applicant to write a letter to their future roommate.

In this article, we’ll talk about what the Stanford roommate essay is, show several Stanford roommate essay examples, and offer tips for making your response stand out from the thousands of other Stanford applicants.

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4 Tips for a Standout "Why Yale" Essay

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Oct 8, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

For students applying to Yale, the “Why Yale” essay may seem straightforward, but can also be very intimidating due to its low word-count limit and the specific nature of the prompt.

You might be wondering what you can write to make sure your answer stands out from the crowd of applicants and helps your application get accepted.

In this article, we break down the “Why Yale” essay, explain everything the university is looking for in this essay, suggest topics to write about that’ll help you stand out, and give a “Why Yale Essay” sample to get inspiration from another student’s answer.

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How to Write Stellar Stanford Essays: 3 Expert Tips

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Oct 6, 2018 7:00:00 PM

College Essays

Are you hoping to be one of the 5% of students admitted to Stanford this year? If so, you’ll need to write some amazing essays as part of your application.

In this article, we’ll outline the different types of essays you need to write for your Stanford University application and teach you how to write an essay that will help you stand out from the thousands of other applicants.

 

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How to Write a Stand-Out "Why Columbia" Essay

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Oct 3, 2018 1:00:00 PM

College Essays

 

One of the essays that you’ll have to write when applying to Columbia University is the “Why Columbia” essay. In this essay, you’ll need to convince the admissions committee that Columbia is your dream school and that you’d be a great fit on the campus.

The “Why Columbia” essay question can be intimidating for many students.You might be wondering: what should I mention? What does the admissions committee want to hear from me?

In this article we’ll breakdown the “Why Columbia” essay, explaining in detail what the prompt asks and what the committee wants to hear. We’ll also show “Why Columbia” essay examples and explain they work. Finally, we’ll suggest some topics for your essay and give tips on how to write your college admissions essays.

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Was There Cheating on the August 2018 SAT?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Sep 6, 2018 12:00:00 PM

SAT General Info

Shortly after the conclusion of the August 2018 SAT, rumors started to circulate that there was a problem with the test that gave some students an unfair advantage.

The basic gist of the complaint is that the test given on August 25 in the United States was actually the same exact exam that had been given internationally in October 2017.

This accusation raised the concern that some students would have had a leg up on others, since they may have seen the questions before, either because they took the exam when it was offered internationally or because they used the previous exam’s questions to study for the August 2018 test.

Let’s take a look at what really happened with the August 2018 SAT and what that means for you as a test-taker.

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