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4 tips for writing college application essays

Each university had its own specific essay guidelines, so each essay she wrote had to be unique as well (not to mention engaging enough to set it apart from the rest of the applicants’ submissions).


How to create compelling college scholarship essays 

The scholarship  essay is one of the most feared and frequently concerning part of most college scholarship applications.

Lexington Law announces $50k in College Scholarships

Lexington Law is pleased to announce the launch of the “Lexington Law Scholarship Award” fund. Today the firm pledged $50,000 towards the scholarship fund. Awards from the fund are available to U.S. students who write winning essays describing what a credit score means to them, how they think they will use it in the future, and how they will maintain a good credit score during their college years

What every Ivy League college is looking for in its admission essays

Students applying to Ivy League schools find themselves having to wade through a particularly dense morass of conflicting advice. With Harvard and Princeton denying far more valedictorians than they accept, many students are coming to the the disquieting realization that overwhelming academic achievement and stratospheric scores may be not enough. Hence, the hope that a perfect essay might be where real distinction lies.

What We Learned From Writing College Admissions Papers

For those of you tackling your college applications, we’ve rounded up some of our fav sploggers to find out what they wrote about for their college essays, and how they fared!

College Composition As Critical Thinking

When college costs as much as it does, one of the questions we hear — and not just from students with papers due the next morning — is, “Do we still need Freshman English”?

Everyone agrees you need to learn how to write well, but there is a movement to get rid of composition, to fold it into “content courses” in students’ majors or their other core requirements. That’s a bad idea.

Write A Scholarship-Worthy Essay

How to write a winning scholarship essay

Best essays of the year

I tell college students that by the time they sit down at the keyboard to write their essays, they should be at least 80 percent done. That’s because “writing” is mostly gathering and structuring ideas.

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