Posts Tagged ‘essay’


6 Tips for Writing a Winning Scholarship Essay

Essays are the mainstay of scholarship applications, and being able to write essays that stand out and woo the reader are key to winning scholarships. Scholarship essays aren’t the typical English class essay, though. You don’t get a grade based on your work, there are no good efforts in scholarship writing; you either get the […]

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10 Tips for Writing College Admissions Worthy Essays

  The average American student attends school 180 days each year. Multiply that by 12 years and, by the time you graduate, you get 2,160 compulsory school days. You would think after all that reading, writing, studying, test-taking, and amassing of extracurricular and civic engagements that writing a college admissions essay would be a breeze. […]

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Typical Essay Mistakes to Avoid

  Whether you actually enjoy it or not, writing essays must be done! It’s almost a rite of passage no matter what level of schooling you are currently at. Writing a good essay is hard work, so it’s worth it to get it right the first time around. To stand out from the rest and […]

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Step-by-step Guide for a Killer Essay

This post originally appeared on WorthPointe, a Dallas based financial group, and was written by a former Brown University football player, graduate and commencement speaker. His advice should be helpful when writing the college essay and scholarship essays. ________________________________________________ All selective schools and and nearly all scholarships have more qualified candidates than they have admissions […]

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How to Write the Personal Statement

  Hands down, Ethan Sawyer is THE essay expert to turn to when writing any aspect of the college essay. This is an excellent summer activity for your college-bound student AND it’s affordable! This small investment could secure your student’s admission to their dream college.  If a private university or college is in your future, […]

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College Essay Tips for Students (and Parents)

  Summer has arrived and for those students who will be a senior next year, the dreaded college essay looms in the distance. Most students spend hours staring at a blank piece of paper or a computer screen. What will you write about? How will you even begin? What topic is best? What are admissions […]

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3 Ways to Effectively Write Your College Essay

  Writing the ever-important college  essay can, at first, seem intimidating and challenging. But remember, this is the key to whether or not you’ll be accepted to college, so it’s important to put your best foot forward. Writing the application essay is your time to shine, but it doesn’t mean you should feel nervous. We’ve […]

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All the College Essay Prompts in One Place

  Zoomita, a college application online organizational tool provides all of your college application essay prompts organized in one place What does it do? Gives you all of the college essay prompts, word count limits, and deadlines for your college list in seconds.  Write, share, and edit essays without ever creating a file or folder.  Free.  Why should […]

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Motivating Your Student to Finish the Essay

  For seniors, it’s crunch time. The essay that has been sitting on their desk since school started needs to be finished, especially if she is applying early decision or early action. Procrastination is not a good plan when it comes to writing the college essay. But how do you motivate your college-bound teen? She certainly […]

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9 Tips to Make the College Essay “Pop”

  You’re filling out your applications; you are trying to make yourself look as well-rounded as possible, listing all of your school and community-based activities and leadership roles; you know your grades and SAT/ACT scores are good enough to meet the requirements of the few colleges you have selected. There is just one more hurdle […]

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