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Common Application Personal Statement

College Admissions Consulting Hell: Separating the Mostly-Harmless from the Totally Unqualified

A lot of college applicants place particular value on opinions from college students and graduates who have been admitted to T20 schools: after all, the thinking goes, they must’ve done something right to get in. Unsurprisingly, some T20 college students and recent graduates exploit this notion. A college student or graduate’s success in getting into… Continue reading College Admissions Consulting Hell: Separating the Mostly-Harmless from the Totally Unqualified

Common Application Personal Statement, Writing College Application Essays

How To Write The Personal Growth Essay (Common App Prompt 5)

Thinking about using the Common Application Personal Statement’s (CAPS) “personal growth” prompt for your college application? Good. It’s a strong prompt and one of the best ways to demonstrate your maturity, growth, and perspective. One of the problems that students encounter in this essay – and in most personal essays – is not knowing how… Continue reading How To Write The Personal Growth Essay (Common App Prompt 5)

Common Application Personal Statement

Choosing a Common Application Personal Statement Topic And Prompt

Are you struggling to come up with writing topics? You're not alone. Many students feel that their experiences are not as exciting as those they read about online, from peers, or in the news. This is particularly true when applying to college, where certain hardships and obstacles seem to be more valued than others.