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Father and daughter learning about college essays
Learn how long the essay typically is, if you can use the same essay for different schools, how to make your essay stand out, and if you'll need to answer other questions in addition to the essay. …
By Lauren Patten    |
The key to standing out is writing a college essay that demonstrates your values, personality, and intellectual maturity while communicating ideas effectively with a bit of a story-telling flair. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
7 Suggestions for College Application Essay Topics
Topics include share your cause, think about who you admire, reflect on how you've grown, talk about a challenge, describe something you love, brag a bit, and share something new. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Girl using laptop to learn College Essay Mistakes to Avoid
Tips include proofreading, thoroughly reading the essay question, making it personal, avoiding plagiarizing, and using smart vocabulary. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
Boy using computer to read tips for writing the college essay
Tips include choosing a topic that appeals to you, brainstorming, writing multiple drafts, having a good opening, middle, and conclusion, and getting feedback. …
By Jennifer Desjarlais    |
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