College admission essay

Is Early Decision or Early Action Right for You?

You may be wondering whether early decision or early action is right for you. If you are going into your senior year, you’re probably feeling a lot of excitement and relief that you only have one more year until you’re off in the real world. Finally, no more high school. But there are some serious decisions you need to make very soon, and the best way to know where you’ll want to apply is to…

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Do’s and Don’ts for College Admission Essay Writing

The college essay is one of the biggest obstacles your student will have to face when applying to schools. For students who aren’t strong in creative writing or literature, this part of the Common App and other school applications can be nerve-wracking. There is an infinite amount of things that your child could write about, and narrowing that down is part of what makes the college essay so difficult to begin. When it came time…

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Is Your Child Applying to Private School or College This January? 

It’s important to start connecting with the private schools or colleges that your child is interested in, because schools keep track of the amount of times that you express interest and use this information to help determine admission. It’s a good idea to start early in selecting the list of schools to which you will apply, and to develop a timeline of all due dates and materials required for admission. If your child is applying for private school, this…

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The Importance of LinkedIn to College Admission

At the height of the social media age which we are in, more high schools are encouraging students to take control of their online personas and ensuring that they present themselves in a professional way. One way many students are going about this is by creating a LinkedIn profile. A simple google search of your full name will reveal your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram profiles, and grant access to your life, as told through pictures…

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Time to Put Together your College Applications

For high school seniors, this time of year is a mixed bag. On one hand, you’re in your last year of high school and are excited for the future. On the other, it’s time to put together your college applications. When it came time for me to apply to colleges, I felt pretty overwhelmed. This was the first time that I was applying for something so important, and hearing colleges constantly talked about by everyone…

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How Parents can Help with the College Application Process

Applying to college can be a frightening and overwhelming task for students to take on, especially those who tend to procrastinate. Many families wonder how parents can help with the college application process to facilitate and ease the anxiety. Look below for some tips on how to help. Make a timeline together: During their junior year of high school, or even sooner sit down with your child and make a timeline. Include things such as when…

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The Importance of Being a Leader

  Many Universities seek students who are driven to be a leader. This is because they want a student who can improve their school’s environment by leading a team in an efficient and positive way, for both students and teachers. They are interested in students with optimistic attitudes who can take on responsibility and guide their team in a clear direction. A leader is someone who is reliable and can motivate their team to achieve…

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Help Motivate Students to Want to Write

Many students may be discouraged as beginning writers, which can prevent them from wanting to write. Their English classes may be more focused on persuasive and research essays, which can come off as very overwhelming at times. There are many different writing strategies and techniques that can help motivate students to want to write and excel at writing. The first step is to let them write about things that interest them during their free time.…

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Writing the Admissions Essay

It may be only 500 words, but the admissions essay portion of a college application can mean the difference between acceptance and rejection. How you write your personal essay shows the admissions committee why you are different from everybody else. It provides information about you that test scores, grades, and extracurricular pursuits just cannot. You can use the essay to describe a favorite activity, to tell a story about yourself, or even a story about…

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