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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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Which Coalition Essay Prompt Should You Choose? 2018-2019

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Nov 11, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

If you're submitting a college application through the Coalition Application, you likely already know that you'll have to write a personal essay. The purpose of the Coalition Application essay is for you to showcase a side of yourself that colleges don't get to see through your transcripts and test scores alone. There are five Coalition essay prompts to choose from. So which one should you pick?

In this article, we go over what the Coalition Application essay is and take a look at all five Coalition essay prompts. For each prompt, we give you potential topics you can write about and key tips for answering it effectively.

Keep reading to learn which Coalition essay prompt might be the best fit for you!

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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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3 Tips for Writing Stellar Georgia Tech Essays

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Nov 3, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays, College Info

Before you envision yourself getting settled in at Georgia Tech, you must get through the hurdle of writing the Georgia Tech essays. The Georgia Tech supplement requires you to write two short essays. So what are the possible essay prompts? And how should you answer them?

Keep reading to learn exactly what the Georgia Tech essays are, what kinds of topics you can write about (and what kinds of topics to avoid), and how to ensure you’re submitting a quality essay.

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64 Great Colleges That Don't Require Essays to Apply

Posted by Ellen McCammon | Nov 2, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays, College Info

If the thought of writing a college essay fills you with terror, you might be wondering: are there any colleges that don’t require essays?

The answer is yes, there are! This guide will give you an overview of colleges that don’t require admissions essays, how to find these schools, and whether you should apply to one or not. We’ll wrap up with a list of 64 colleges with no essay requirement that you can apply to.

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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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The 7 UChicago Essay Prompts: How to Write Stellar Responses

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Oct 19, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

The University of Chicago is famous for its unique essay topics. They’re some of the most creative and off-the-wall essay prompts you’ll see when applying to colleges, and it can sometimes be confusing to know how to tackle them.

What should you write about in your UChicago essays? How can you show that you’re intelligent, creative, and worthy of a place at their school? Read on to learn all about the UChicago essays, what the admissions team expects to see in your responses, what topics you should write about, and which topics you should avoid. In this guide we also suggest sample essay ideas for each of the 2018/2019 UChicago supplement essay prompts and analyze past University of Chicago essay samples so you can see what a great UChicago essay looks like.

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3 Tips to Write a Perfect "Why Northwestern" Essay

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Oct 17, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays, College Info

Northwestern University is an excellent choice for college, but can you easily explain just why you want to go there? If you're planning to apply to Northwestern, you’ll need to submit a "Why Northwestern" essay—a supplemental statement that describes why you’ve chosen to apply to this school and what you think Northwestern can offer you in terms of your future goals.

In this article, we’ll go over what this kind of college essay entails as well as why you're required to submit a "Why Northwestern" essay. We'll also cover various topics and tips you can use to craft a compelling Northwestern supplement essay.

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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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How to Write the Perfect Harvard Essay: 3 Expert Tips

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Sep 28, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays, College Info

Aiming for the world-renowned Harvard University? As part of the application to this prestigious Ivy League school, you'll have the option to submit a supplemental essay. But what should you write about for your Harvard essay? What are the different Harvard essay prompts to choose from, and how should you answer one so you can give yourself your best shot at getting in?

In this guide, we give you advice for each Harvard essay prompt as well as tips on whether you should choose a particular prompt. But before we look at the prompts, let’s go over what Harvard actually requires in terms of essays.

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