Category: better writing

8 Ways To Start Your College Admissions Essay (and 1 way NOT to start it!)

This post is part of a blog series on how to write your college admissions essay and the college admissions process in general. If you liked this post, might I suggest that you take a look at a couple of

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4 Simple Tricks For Writing An Exceptional College Admissions Essay (even if you’re an average student)

Does any of this sound like you:You are a high school senior working on your college applications, but you’ve been having some trouble getting through the essay portion.You have respectable grades and have done a few extracurricular activities over the

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Make your online profiles college admissions ready!

You finished your applications, wrote your admissions essays, and are now looking for scholarships. You are well on your way to becoming a student at your first choice university.Or are you? Before pressing send and taking it easy the rest

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Editor’s Tip #2: Tighten Your Prose by Avoiding Unnecessary Detail

Editor’s Tip: Tighten Your Prose By Giving Up Control Last month I entered an essay writing contest that had a 500 word limit. As I started getting my words down to paper, I quickly came to the realization that I

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