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3 Tips for Writing Your Williams College Supplement

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 23, 2019 3:00:00 PM

College Essays

Williams is among the most selective colleges in the country, with an acceptance rate of 15 percent. As part of your Williams application, you’ll need to respond to the Williams writing supplement.

In this article, we’ll cover the three questions that make up the Williams writing supplement, offer suggestions for what to write about in your essay, and give you tips for crafting the best essay possible.

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5 Tips for Writing a Great UPenn Essay

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 23, 2019 2:00:00 PM

College Essays

The University of Pennsylvania requires all first year applicants to submit a personal essay as well as a Penn-specific essay. If you’re hoping to be one of the 8% of students admitted to Penn every year, your UPenn essay is an important part of your application. You’ll need to make sure your essays are strong to increase your chances of admission.

In this article, we’ll go over the UPenn essay logistics - covering exactly what you need to write for each college you’re applying to at UPenn. Then, we’ll break down each prompt, offering suggestions for what to write about. Finally, we’ll give tips on how to write an amazing UPenn essay that’ll help you get into your dream school. 

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10 Fun 5th Grade Math Games to Help You Learn

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 22, 2019 7:00:00 PM

General Education

Looking for a fun and effective way to reinforce the math skills learned in 5th grade? Try playing a game! Games are a great way to solidify the key lessons fifth graders learn in the classroom while also having fun.

In this article, we’ll talk about the key skills students learn in fifth grade, why games are so important for mastering those skills, and give you a list of 10 games you can start playing right now.

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3 Tips for Writing Stellar UNC Chapel Hill Supplement Essays

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 21, 2019 1:00:00 PM

College Essays

If you’re applying for admission to UNC Chapel Hill, you’ll have to write a total of three essays as part of your application. Your UNC Chapel Hill supplemental essays are a great way to tell the admissions committee more about yourself while also showing your interest in UNC and your dedication to your education.

In this article, we’ll break down what the UNC essay prompts are, what you should talk about in each, and offer tips for writing great UNC supplemental essays.

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3 Tips for Writing a Successful Letter of Continued Interest

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 20, 2019 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

If you’ve found yourself waitlisted or deferred from your dream school, you might be worried and frustrated. What does being on the waitlist mean? Do you still have a chance of getting in? What can you do to improve your chances?

While there’s not one singular way of ensuring your eventual admission to your dream school, a letter of continued interest can show your continued dedication to the admissions committee. In this article, we’ll talk about what a continued interest letter is and give a letter of continued interest sample so you know how to write your own if you need to.

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3 Tips for Writing a Stand-Out Why Tulane Essay

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 18, 2019 8:00:00 PM

College Essays

If you’re applying to Tulane University, you can choose to answer the Why Tulane optional statement as part of your application. The Why Tulane supplement essay asks you to explain why you want to attend Tulane.

In this article, we’ll talk about what the Why Tulane application is, whether you should answer it, and how to write a successful essay that’ll help increase your chances of admission.

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3 Expert Tips for the Boston University Supplement Essays

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Jan 15, 2019 3:00:00 PM

College Essays

If you’re applying to Boston University this year, you’ll have to respond to at least two Boston University essay prompts.

In this article, we’ll cover what the Boston University essay prompts are, how to answer them, and provide key tips for writing the best application essays possible.

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How to Get Into Yale: 4 Expert Admissions Tips

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

College Admissions

Yale is one of the most competitive schools on the planet to get into. If you’re wondering how to make your application stand out from the crowd, you’re in the right place.

In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know about how to get into Yale, including how hard it really is to get into Yale, what Yale is looking for in its students, what test scores and grades you need, and how to ace your Yale application essays.

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4 Top Tips for the Common App Honors Section

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 20, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

When you’re applying to college, each part of your application counts. You want to maximize every opportunity to make yourself stand out from the thousands of other applicants vying for a spot at the school of your dreams.

One of the many places you can distinguish yourself is in the Common App Honors section. In this article, we’ll talk about what the Honors Common App section is and how to maximize it to show your best work.

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How to Get Into Princeton: 3 Expert Admissions Tips

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 19, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Princeton is one of the most prestigious and selective universities in the world, admitting less than eight percent of students every year. In order to be one of them, you need to make sure that your application stands out from the other tens of thousands of applicants the admissions committee must review.

In this article, we’ll break down exactly how to get into Princeton, starting with how difficult it is to get in. Then, we’ll move into talking about the test scores, essays, and supplemental materials you’ll need to really make your application stand out.

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4 Tips for Writing Stellar Virginia Tech Essays

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 17, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Are you hoping to be part of Virginia Tech’s next matriculating class? If so, you’ll need to write strong Virginia Tech essays to supplement your application.

All Virginia Tech applicants are required to answer four short answer questions as part of their application. In this article, we’ll break down what the Virginia Tech essays are and what the admissions committee is looking for in your answer.

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How to Get Into MIT: 5 Expert Admissions Tips

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 16, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions, College Info

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the best schools in the world. If you want to be one of the few students accepted into MIT every year, you’ll need to make sure your application is up to snuff.

In this article, we’ll break down exactly how to get into MIT, from the test scores you need to the tips and tricks that’ll help your application stand out.

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Who Is the Admission Committee? What Do They Look For?

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 15, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

The admissions committee that decides whether or not you get into your dream school can often seem shrouded in mystery. Who, exactly, are these people? A group of soulless office workers who delight in stamping “Rejected” across applications? A team of well-trained robots who data-mine your application and input it into an algorithm?

While it may seem like the admissions committee process is secretive, that’s actually not the case. Admissions committees are made up of real, live humans whose sole job is to put together the best incoming class possible for their college or university.

Let’s learn a little more about college admissions committees.

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3 Expert Tips for Tackling the UVA Essay Prompts

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia boasts impressive academics, competitive sports team, and a long list of notable alumni. Though over 20,000 students attend UVA, the school has an admissions rate of just 30% - meaning you’ll have to work hard if you want to be a Cavalier.

One of the best ways to boost your chances of admissions is by writing great UVA essays as part of your application. In this article, we’ll break down what the UVA essay prompts are and how you can write responses to each prompt that will make you stand out.

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How to Get Into Cornell: 4 Expert Tips

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 13, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Admissions

Located in Ithaca, New York, Cornell University is a member of the Ivy League and one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Every year, Cornell accepts several thousand new students as members of its incoming freshmen class. If you’re hoping to be one of them, you’ll need to make sure that your application is up to snuff. In this article, we’ll teach you exactly how to get into Cornell and talk about Cornell admission statistics so you know how you measure up against other applicants.

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