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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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