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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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2016-17 Creative College Application Essay Questions

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 03, 2016 @ 01:35 PM

Here are Some of the Most Creative and Wacky Essay Prompts From This Year’s College Applications

 

The 2016-17 college admissions season has begun, with the availability of the 2016-17 Common Application and the launch of the new Coalition Application. With the start of the new application season comes some strange and quirky essay prompts.

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Brainstorming Tips for College Application Essays

By IvyWise on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 @ 02:51 PM

Use Spare Time During Your Summer Break to Brainstorm College Essay Topics

 

Brainstorming is the first step toward writing an authentic and compelling college admission essay. For some students, however, brainstorming can be a challenge.

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2016-17 Common Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 11:06 AM

The Common Application and the New Coalition Application Have Already Announced 2016-17 Application Prompts

 

The college admissions process is just wrapping up for current high school seniors, but for juniors preparing for the admissions process this fall there’s a chance to get a head start on their essays. The Common Application, the pending Coalition Application, and various colleges are already releasing their essay prompts for the 2016-17 application season.

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2015-16 Quirky College Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Wed, Aug 05, 2015 @ 01:27 PM

Colleges Continue to Get Creative With Collge Application Essay Prompts

The 2015-16 college application season is officially underway after the opening of the Common Application over the weekend. Many essay prompts were made available by colleges over the summer, but the launch of the new Common Application has allowed more insight into what colleges want students to write about this year – no matter how strange.
 
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How Many Colleges Should You Apply To?

By IvyWise on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 @ 11:55 AM

More Students Are Applying to Dozens of Colleges, But Is That a Smart Strategy?

With colleges receiving more applications than ever before and admissions rates dwindling each year, many college-bound students are deciding to hedge their bets and apply to as many schools as possible in order to secure sufficient offers of admission. Just this week it was reported that seniors at a New Jersey high school applied to, on average, 45 colleges each, with one student applying to as many as 70. There have been other reports of students applying to dozens of colleges ­– sometimes 30, 40, even 50. But is this really beneficial? How much is too much when it comes to college applications?
 
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2014-15 Quirky College Application Essay Prompts

By IvyWise on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

These Unusual College Essay Prompts Require Applicants to Dig Deep and Get Creative  

It’s that time of year again! Essays, essays, and more essays! As the college Class of 2019 dives into their college applications, one admissions trend is holding true – college essay prompts are getting quirkier every year.  

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