Essay Writing

College Essay Inspiration, The NYT 2018 Edition

Need inspiration for your college essay? Want to see some recent exemplars? Each of these eloquently reveals family upbringing, values, experiences and inner transformations that bring each of these applicants to life and make them memorable, likable, knowable. #collegeessaygoals 

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Selected Colleges, 2018 Edition

 

 

How to Write a Better "Why this School" Essay

How to Write a Better "Why this School" Essay

The purpose of the "Why this School" essay (a staple supplemental essay for many US colleges) is to convince the admissions officers at your dream school that it really is your dream school and you belong there! They need to know it wasn't just your counselor who added their school to your list, and you have actually REALLY done your research and know beyond a doubt you and the school are a match made in heaven.

How A Humorous Essay Helped One Girl Get Into 5 Ivy League Schools and Stanford

How A Humorous Essay Helped One Girl Get Into 5 Ivy League Schools and Stanford

In April of this year, senior in high school, Brittany Stinson learned she was accepted into top US universities including U Penn, Dartmouth, Columbia, Cornell, Yale and Stanford, with a lower-4.69%- acceptance rate than any of the Ivies. 

Of course, Stinson boasts an incredible academic and extracurricular record. However, her story became a viral sensation when Business Insider published her winning essay- which combined a dose of humor and enthusiasm to lay out her character as unique from thousands of other applicants. How did she begin this quest to distinguish herself?