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4 Tips for Writing a Johns Hopkins Essay That Works

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Dec 24, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Johns Hopkins University is considered one of the top-ten national schools in the United States. As the country’s first research university, Johns Hopkins is interested in fostering lifelong learning and research. Though their medical school is perhaps their most famous department, Johns Hopkins has many prestigious programs—and their reputation means admittance is extremely competitive, with just a 13 percent acceptance rate.

If you want to join the band of Blue Jays, you’ll need to be a stellar student—and you’ll need to write a killer Johns Hopkins essay. This guide will walk you through the Johns Hopkins supplement, including best practices for answering the prompt, how to plan your essay, and analyzing essays that got other applicants in.

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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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3 Top Tips for Writing Exceptional Georgetown Essays

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Dec 18, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

With an acceptance rate of just 17 percent, Georgetown is ranked as an extremely competitive school. If you want to be a part of the student body, you need to impress, and one of the best opportunities you have to do that is in your Georgetown essays.

Don’t let the Georgetown essay prompts intimidate you. Though they may look complicated at first—and they do ask complex questions—some foresight and planning will help you write essays that are sure to impress.

This guide will walk you through the Georgetown essays, giving you a look into the expectations and thought process behind each of the essay prompts.

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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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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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Why Duke Essay: 4 Tips for a Great Essay

Posted by Christine Sarikas | Dec 12, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Are you hoping to become a Blue Devil? The Why Duke essay is a small but important part of your Duke application. This is the place where you explain exactly why you love Duke so much. However, there are thousands of students who want to attend Duke, and only a small percentage of them get in. What can you do to make sure your Why Duke essay sets you apart and helps you get accepted?

Keep reading to learn what the Why Duke essay prompts are, exactly what Duke is looking for when they read them, and what you should write about to and convince Duke you’d be an asset to their school. We also include a Why Duke essay example so you can see what an actual essay response looks like.

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3 Key Tips for Writing Successful Tufts Supplemental Essays

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Dec 11, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Tufts University has a selective acceptance rate—right around 14 percent in 2016. You'll need a strong application to stand out from other applicants, including stellar essays. Luckily, this guide is here to help you out!

In this blog post, we'll cover everything you need to know about the writing portion of Tufts University's application, including what prompts are available and how to answer them. 

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How to Write an Excellent “Why Tufts?” Essay

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Dec 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

If you're applying to Tufts University, you should already have an answer to "Why Tufts?" But answering the "Why Tufts?" essay question as part of your application requires more than acknowledgement that it's a good school.

Whether you attend because Tufts has some of the happiest students or because you want the prestige of attending a well-regarded research university, this guide to the "Why Tufts" essay prompts will guide you through the requirements, expectations, and strategies you need to write an exemplary essay.

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4 Tips for Duke Essays That Will Get You Accepted

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Dec 2, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Do you want to be a Blue Devil? If so, you’ll need to submit strong Duke essays as part of your application.

Duke requires its applicants to answer two to four essay and short answer questions when they apply. In this article, we’ll break down each of those questions and explain exactly what you need to do to write amazing Duke supplement essay. 

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4 Tips for Stand-Out Carnegie Mellon Essays

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Nov 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Carnegie Mellon is ranked among the top 25 universities in the nation, so you’ll need to have an impressive applicationwith stand-out essays, of course!in order to get admitted. Applicants must submit a total of four Carnegie Mellon essays, three of which comprise the Carnegie Mellon supplement.

Keep reading to learn what the current Carnegie Mellon essay prompts are, what topics you could write about, and what qualities make for a great Carnegie Mellon essay.

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5 Tips for Writing the Perfect Rice Essay Supplement

Posted by Hannah Muniz | Nov 26, 2018 12:30:00 PM

College Essays

Rice is one of the top 20 universities in the nation, and to get in, you need more than just awesome grades and test scoresyou need a compelling Rice essay. The Rice application requires several essays depending on the school you’re applying to at the university. So what should you write about for each Rice essay to make your application as strong as it can be?

We'll explain what the Rice supplement is and go over the Rice University essay prompts you’ll see on your application. After, we'll give you expert tips on how to answer each essay prompt so you’ll have an even better shot at getting accepted to this prestigious university!

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3 Tips for Writing Stellar Yale Supplement Essays

Posted by Hayley Milliman | Nov 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

Yale admits just under 7% of their total applicant pool every year. If you want to be one of those admitted students, you’ll need to write amazing Yale essays as part of your Yale University application.

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

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4 Tips for Writing the Perfect University of Washington Essay

Posted by Melissa Brinks | Nov 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM

College Essays

The University of Washington is often ranked among public Ivy Leagues—that is, public schools with the academic clout and selectivity to elevate their reputations. So if you want to be a Husky, it’s not just about good grades and test scores. You’ll also need to prove yourself with a good University of Washington essay, combining your technical skill with your knowledge of the school and your reasons for wanting to attend to attract attention from admissions officers. 

But to do that, you need to know how to write great UW essays. The University of Washington uses the Coalition Application, which can be submitted to multiple schools and includes an essay section with several different prompts. The supplemental UW essay prompts are pretty standard, but we have all the helpful tips you need to make sure your application is set to impress.

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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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