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….
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….
Essential Qualities of a Personal Statement vs. UC Personal Insight Questions We think a strong personal statement demonstrates Values, Insight, Vulnerability, and Craft, perhaps in descending order of importance. Core….