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Writing Your College Admissions Essay

By IvyWise on Fri, Oct 11, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Write Your Best Personal Statement with These Tips

College admissions essays provide students with a unique opportunity to present their best selves to an admissions committee. While grades and test scores can provide a snapshot of an applicant’s academic capabilities, a well-developed personal statement can help showcase who a student is as a whole.

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Why the College Application Essays Matter

By IvyWise on Fri, Sep 06, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Understand the Importance of College Essays in Order to Increase Your Chances of Admission

If you’re under the impression that grades and test scores are the only admissions criteria that really matter, it’s time to think again. While it is true that these types of hard factors carry significant weight throughout the admissions process, well-written essays that reveal your true personality are also extremely important.

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5 Essay Tips for Students Working on the Common App

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 08, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Use These Pointers to Write an Essay You're Confident About

Now that the Common App is officially open, many rising seniors are eager to get started on their personal statements. Writing an impactful essay can help students convey their personality to an admissions office and reveal something that may not be found anywhere else on their application.

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2019-20 Quirky College Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 07, 2019 @ 10:27 AM

Here Are Some of the Most Unusual and Fun College Application Essay and Short Answer Prompts for the Class of 2024

The Common Application is officially open, and many college-bound high school students are hard at work on their college applications. In addition to the main Common App essay, many schools might also require supplements that include some thoughtful – and downright quirky – essay prompts and short answer questions.

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5 Essay Writing Tips for Rising Seniors

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Take Your Writing to The Next Level With These Pointers

Compelling writing won’t only help you earn top marks in English – it’s also an important part of the college application process. In addition to grades and test scores, college applicants must submit a personal statement, which can be excellent opportunity to convey your personality, differentiating factors, and big-picture goals.

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2018-19 Quirky College Application Essay Prompts and Short Answer Questions

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 24, 2018 @ 10:41 AM

Here are Some of the Most Creative and Fun College Application Prompts

The 2018-19 college application season is in full swing, and with the opening of the Common Application on August 1 came the release of many school-specific supplements with some quirky and creative college application essay prompts and short answer questions.

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5 Essay Tips from Expert College Admissions Counselors

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 10:29 AM

Here’s What to Remember When Writing Your College Application Essays This Fall

For many students back-to-school season is already here, and with the opening of the Common Application on Aug. 1, the pressure to start on college applications is already on. While it’s smart for students to get a head start on their college applications during the summer, it can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure what to write about in your essays – or how to write it.

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Top Essay Writing Tips From Former Admissions Officers

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 01, 2017 @ 01:17 PM

Here’s What College Bound Students Need to Do to Write a Great College Application Essay

It’s college application crunch time for high school seniors, and there are probably more than a few of you who are behind on writing those application essays. Don’t get stressed! Our team of counselors is here to help with some of their top essay writing tips.

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19 College Application Essay Resources

By IvyWise on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 01:25 PM

Write A Great Personal Statement and Supplemental Essays With These Tips and Resources

As the holiday season approaches, many college bound seniors are taking advantage of some time off in order to catch up on their college applications. Essays can be the most time-consuming and stressful part of the college admissions process, however, with the right tools and resources, students can put together compelling and thoughtful essays well before the looming application deadlines.

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Boo! Scary Grammar and Spelling Mistakes That Are Easy to Avoid

By IvyWise on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 @ 12:23 PM

Here Are Some Common Grammar and Spelling Errors Students Should Check For In Their College Application Essays

 

Few things are scarier to students than submitting their college application only to find mistakes afterward. This can lead to panicked calls to counselors and colleges, asking to resubmit their essays or correct an error. While small grammar and spelling mistakes won’t kill your college admission chances, they can lead to a lot of nightmares for already stressed-out students. Checking essays for avoidable mistakes before submitting can save students a lot of anxiety.

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