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Getting started: Crafting Your College Essay

Posted on Feb 1, 2019 11:03:18 AM

By the start of their second semester, most high school juniors have begun creating and honing a prospective college list, and scheduling college visits. What most don’t realize is that it’s also the ideal moment to begin working on college applications, especially the often-dreaded college application essay (commonly known as the personal statement). Where to get started? What’s the perfect topic? What are college admission readers looking for? These and other student questions oftentimes result in panic and procrastination: I’ll worry about it this summer! Then suddenly, it’s September….

Topics: Essays, College Application, Application Essays, Person Statement

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Topics: Essays, College Application, Application Essays, Person Statement

Here’s Your Magic Formula for the Perfect College Application Essay - Score At The Top

Posted on Aug 8, 2018 8:07:53 AM

In our recent blog entitled Clearing Up Confusion About the College Application Personal Statement, we explained that “It doesn’t matter in the slightest what you write about for your Common and Coalition Application personal statements — as long as it’s about you. What does matter is what you say and how you say it, because you should have clear objectives, and we’ll provide you with advice on that matter in future blogs.” Here’s the first installment for you.

Topics: College Admission, Application Essays, Person Statement, Essay

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Topics: College Admission, Application Essays, Person Statement, Essay

Clearing Up Confusion About the College Application Personal Statement - Score At The Top

Posted on Aug 7, 2018 8:18:48 AM

At this time of year, it’s typical to see rising seniors agonize over what they should write for their college application personal statement. While some colleges have their own applications and unique personal statement prompts, most schools use the Common Application or the Coalition Application, each with its own set of essay prompts. Here they are for each application for 2018-19:

Topics: College Admission, Application Essays, Person Statement, Essay

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Topics: College Admission, Application Essays, Person Statement, Essay

Get Directions On College Applications - Score At The Top - South Florida

Topics: College Application, Coalition App, College Counseling, College Planning, Application Essays, Common App, Universal App

Application Essays for Florida’s State Universities

Topics: Common Application, College Application, Coalition App, UF, Application Essays, FSU, UCF, Person Statement

How To Write An Uncommonly Good Common App Essay – Part I

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Our philosophy about application essays has always been that your final written product is never about the prompt you choose; it’s really about you, the student. 

No, you cannot ever respond in a completely off-topic way to the application’s essay prompt, and even the often-asked question by colleges about “Why are you interested in attending our institution?” needs a response that reveals something about you – the very essence of this writing exercise and the most important “component” of your Common Application essay.

It’s also our philosophy that the Common App’s personal essay (as well as the personal statement for colleges’ own applications and for the Coalition and Universal applications) must accomplish two things to be successful:

Topics: College Application, Educational-Consulting, Application Essays, Person Statement

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Topics: College Application, Educational-Consulting, Application Essays, Person Statement

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