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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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How to write a great Common App essay

The key to writing an amazing essay for your Common App is to ask yourself this question:  “What do I want the reader to know about me?” Do not worry about impressing the admissions reader with your grades, your phenomenal … Continue reading

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