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“Hacking the Common App Essay Prompts, Pt. I” (Josh Stephens, “The Huffington Post”)

In “Hacking the Common App Essay Prompts, Pt. I,” Josh Stephens gives some of the most helpful advice I’ve seen in a while. Rather than look for inspiration in the prompts themselves, start by asking yourself, “What else about me … Continue reading

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“Is a Postbaccalaureate Medical Program Right for You?” (Ibrahim Busnaina, “U.S. News & World Report”)

Dr. Busnaina gives a useful overview of the advantages and disadvantages of attending a postbac medical program. If you are considering pursuing a postbac, look at each school’s required application essays as early as possible. Many require you to list … Continue reading

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“3 Ways to Stand Out in a Competitive B-School Applicant Pool” (Stacy Blackman, “US News & World Report’)

In “3 Ways to Stand Out in a Competitive B-School Applicant Pool,” Stacy Blackman gives several excellent pointers for writing successful application essays for top business schools. Most of the applicants whose essays I revise have succumbed to the fatal … Continue reading

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