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College Essay Q&A: The Applicant

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from an applicant… Q: Will this year be as awful as last year? A: Ugh. I can hear the frustration in your voice, my friend. And I share it with you. I wish I could say it will ease up a lot, or even a...

College Essay Q&A: The Applicant

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from applicants.. Q: I’ve read lot of essays online and so many seem like sob stories. Do I have to find something sad to write? A: I get this question all the time! And the answer is a resounding...

2018-2019 Common Application Essay Prompts

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. 2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be...

2017/2018 Amherst Writing Supplement

Amherst College Writing Supplement Options In addition to the main essays you must write as part of the Common Application, Coalition Application or QuestBridge Application, Amherst requires a supplementary writing sample of all applicants. There are two options for...

2017/2018 Georgia Tech Writing Supplement

Please choose ONE of the following questions and provide an answer in 150 words or less. Tech’s motto is Progress and Service. We find that students who ultimately have a broad impact first had a significant one at home. What is your role in your immediate or extended...

2017/2018 Williams Writing Supplement

Williams Writing Supplement Note: The Williams Writing Supplement is entirely optional. Please respond to one of the prompts below in a short essay of 300 words or fewer. 1. At Williams we believe that bringing together students and professors in small groups produces...