Resources for College Essays

School’s out – it’s time to start your college essays!  Can’t figure out where to start? Here are a few quick links to resources to help you brainstorm as you begin writing your college essays! Here are the Common Application essay prompts for the Class of 2019 (write one of the 7 prompts; max word count … Read more

Applying to the UCs

[Note:  this is a pretty long article – but chock-full of great info if you are applying to the UCs!] Lisa Przekop’s son was denied admission at UCSB a few years back.  She’s in good company – many students were not admitted – but she’s the Director of Admissions at UCSB.  Admission to the University … Read more

Five Ways Your College Essays are Different From Your English Class Essays

Rising high school seniors sometimes approach their college essays in the same way they approach their English class essays.  They are two totally different animals!  And therefore, students should approach college essays differently. Here are some basic differences: There’s no thesis statement.  This is not an analytical work – you aren’t comparing or contrasting literature, … Read more

GUEST POST: How Do I Start My Common App Essay?

This Guest Post is courtesy of Ethan Sawyer, The College Essay Guy.  His website is here. Your Common App personal statement is one of the most important things you’ll ever write.  The process may seem daunting at first, but with the right guidance the process can be pretty awesome.  Here are some things I get … Read more

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