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Answering My Top College Essay FAQs

This is essay editing season for me, which means it is essay writing season for students who just[...]

Why This Common Essay Topic Never Gets Old for Admissions Officers

Just this week, one of my students asked me if they should write their main college essay about[...]

10 Things for Seniors to Do Before the Summer Ends

I can't believe it's mid-August and there's so much I still want to do before summer is over. I've[...]

How (and When) to Start Your List of College Essay Topics

I did it. I finally did what I tell other families to do. I started a list for my oldest child who[...]

My Summer Checklist for Rising Seniors

Every year when July 4th fades in the distance, I feel like summer is just slipping away. There is[...]

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