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What steps should I take when writing my college essays?

Is there anything specific I should or should’t do when writing my college essay? What are the most common mistakes others make and how can they be fixed? Should I show my teachers for help? #essay...



Active Jan 24 at 20:23

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Posted by Isabelle S.
Theresa DeRoo | Finish Painter/Tile Design & Setter/Exhibits Approach your english teacher. Also, you're going to need 1-2 reference ...

What can better me into getting a better chance with the essay scholarships?

I'm a very lazy person especially when it comes to writing. But when work needs to be put into it I will do it. I don't understand how people can get a scholarship just by using the same phrase over and over then bam get in. It frankly is not the way I want to stand out. Overall I'm asking for...

#scholarships #college-essay


Active Jan 16 at 12:59

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Posted by Alysia C.

What is a good way to ensure that your scholarship essay/form/answer gets considered?

I want to be prepared for when I begin applying for scholarships and such as I am in high school now. #scholarships...



Active Oct 05 '17 at 18:12

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Posted by Nada D.
Aleksandra (Trpkovska) Stefanovska | Author & College Admissions Coach at Pain Free ... Hi Nada, My advice is to just focus on answering the ...

What makes a successful college essay?

I am thinking of starting my college essays and don't know what to include in it. #college...



Active Aug 07 '17 at 09:24

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Posted by Amy Z.
Amie Roberts | Assistant Director That's a great question. The college essay is what separates you ...

How formal should my college essays be?

I'm a bit unsure as to the exact style in which admissions are expecting essays. I was told to make them both personal and professional, but I'm not quite sure how to integrate the two. One person said I should avoid contractions at all costs and another said it is most important that the...

#college-essay #college-admissions #writing


Active Nov 18 '17 at 17:08

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Posted by Abby L.
Kim Igleheart | Employment Counselor | Open Records Specialist Abby, I think you should be sure to follow all the ...

What are the most common topics on scholarship essays?

I want to stand out and be different from everyone else, so I think it would be very beneficial to know what not to right about. #scholarships #different #financial-aid...



Active Oct 16 '17 at 03:55

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Posted by Gillian B.
Jake Krishnan | Leader - Digital Strategy and Implementation Hi Gillian Its great to know you are putting in a ...

How to stand out in teacher's minds and think outside the box?

Hello again. This question seems absurd in itself as the answers are very gray not black and white. However, I am going to be a college freshman next year and am trying to get outside my comfort zone. I am just realizing that there truly is no normal and I should stop asking people what they...

#college-bound #professor #college-essay #life-transitions


Active Oct 06 '17 at 13:30

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Posted by Lauren P.
Aleksandra (Trpkovska) Stefanovska | Author & College Admissions Coach at Pain Free ... Hi Lauren, When I read your question, I first thought "this ...

What do people look for in a scholarship application?

I am going to be searching for scholarships this upcoming year, and I would like to know what to highlight or include in order to benefit my chances. #scholarships #colleges #scholarship...



Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:37

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Posted by Ralia C.
Frank Lemmon | Sr. Test Engineer at Chegg Inc. Hi Ralia, the Chegg scholarships area can help with that! There's ...

Is it okay to listen to music while studying?

I always listen to music or put the tv as background noise while I'm studying and I feel like it helps me concentrate (when I feel like it's bothering me or I get to a harder topic I turn it off), but every time my sister comes to my room and sees me doing this she always gives me a lecture...

#college-essay #studying-tips #studying #music #test #finals


Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:56

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Posted by Ursula G.
Sammy Davenport | Producer/worship leader Yes, the right kind of music. I've actually read studies that ...

Can someone proofread my college transfer essay?

Essay prompt: Please provide a statement that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve. You can type directly into the box, or you can paste text from another source. (250-650 words) I have always challenged myself academically, I have taken advanced...

#college-recruiting #college-admissions #university-applications #college-essay #writing


Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:49

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Posted by Paul V.
Shira Oberlander | Executive Director of Social Impact at 21st Century ... Hi Paul -- Thanks for submitting this question. This is a ...

What are important factors in accepted college applications to the Ivy League?

A dream would be to be accepted to an Ivy League university and I was wondering what would be important in an acceptance. #college #college-bound #ivy-league #application...



Active Jul 21 '17 at 14:34

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Posted by Amy Z.
Arthur Chang | Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) Summer ... Hi Amy, Good question. While I can't personally speak to the ...

When applying to universities, the people at admissions always enjoy reading unconventional essays. How does one know that what they are writing fits this criteria?

I've been watching many interviews and videos about how the people at the admissions department enjoy unique essays as well as students who believe their essays are what really helped them get into the university. How can you make sure that one is writing something on the flamboyant side?...

#college-recruiting #college-essay #university #university-applications #college-admissions #university-recruiting #college #college-bound


Active Oct 06 '17 at 14:09

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Posted by Daniella F.
John Noble | Principal at Noble Career Strategies Hi, Daniella: having worked on admissions committees myself, I know that ...

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