How to Brainstorm for Your College Application Essay

How to Brainstorm for Your College Application Essay

Now that we’ve discussed how to write dramatically, what do you write about? Well, that’s what brainstorming is for! The key to brainstorming is to not think. Just write the first few things that pop into your head. No judging allowed. There will be plenty of...
Secret Techniques for College Application Essay Writing

Secret Techniques for College Application Essay Writing

Stories about pretty, perfect people are boring. We want real life characters that we can relate to. We want stories with vulnerability. Yet often instinct is to write about your accomplishments and to show how amazing you are. Without showing vulnerability though,...
Basic Tips for a Great College Application Essay

Basic Tips for a Great College Application Essay

We call your college application essay a “personal marketing statement.” Why? Because with your writing, you are marketing yourself to the colleges. You can think of your Personal Marketing Statement as a movie trailer and you are the movie. You have a limited amount...
How the Most Elite Colleges are Promoting Inequality

How the Most Elite Colleges are Promoting Inequality

Getting into the most elite colleges in the U.S. is many students’ dream, but how might the cost of competing for acceptance to these highly rated institutions affect your decision? Former Yale professor and author, William Deresiewicz, discusses the outrageous...