It was the first Sunday of April. My siblings and I were sitting at the dinner table giggling and spelling out words in our alphabet soup. The phone rang and….
In this post, I’ll cover: A Word to the Wise for Students Who May Be Forcing a Challenges-Based Personal Statement Three Brainstorming Exercises to Help You Come Up with New….
Should I title my college essay? You don’t need one. In the vast majority of cases, students we work with don’t use titles. The handful of times they have, they’ve….
“But wait,” I hear you say, “I thought you were not supposed to put a thesis in your personal statement.” Actually, I said don’t just repeat or restate your thesis…..
Example 1: “Cheers” While my friends binge The Office, I’m at home with my favorite family tavern, Cheers. Reminiscing on my first visit five-years-ago, going into my tenth visit, I….
What good transition sentences look like To get a clear sense of why good transitions are important, read the body paragraphs in the “Builder and Problem-Solver” essay without reading the….
These aren’t binary—rather, each can be placed on a spectrum. “Difficult or compelling challenges” can be put on a spectrum with things like getting a bad grade or not making….
Making sure your personal statement is the “right” length What’s the right length for your personal statement? Is there a “right” length? In this article, you’ll find both simple and….