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How Summer Experiences Craft College Essays

How Summer Experiences Craft College Essays

It’s really not that hard. Step one: Lead off the essay with the most interesting/impactful thing you have ever done or will do. Example: “Years from now I will save people’s lives every week, every day, every hour – perhaps even your life.” Step two: Make sense of your lead sentence. Example: “At ___________ I plan to study engineering and ultimately launch a career, specializing in automobile safety." Step three: Tell the reader why this was/is important to your growth as a person and student. Write about how this has/will affect you, the people around you or even the world. You’re probably askin ... Read More About How Summer Experiences Craft College Essays

Six Application Essay Mistakes

Six Application Essay Mistakes

Scholarships – a college student’s best friend, one of the few things to actually mitigate the seemingly insurmountable amount of college tuition, the simplest way to reduce debt after college graduation. Yes, scholarship applications are important, and sometimes it can be hard to find that extra motivation to apply for them, especially when you’re not even sure if you’ll get any money out of it. Below are six common mistakes to avoid while writing a winning scholarship essay, from the US News & World Report. 1. Hurried writing: Sure it’s great if you can work quickly and well under pressure. But, there is ... Read More About Six Application Essay Mistakes

Online Community For Young Writers

Online Community For Young Writers

Young people interested in writing have a new home, and it’s Figment.com. The site launched in early December, calling itself an online community for young writers to share work samples, receive feedback from other young writers, read and explore new, young fiction writers.  Jacob Lewis, a former managing editor at the New Yorker, and Dana Goodyear, a staff writer at the New Yorker, created the site, originally envisioning it to be a similar to a social network site, like the young adults’ literary Facebook. However, the two noticed that young adults didn’t want another Facebook. What they wanted, “was to read a ... Read More About Online Community For Young Writers

Different Ways To Apply To College

Different Ways To Apply To College

Technology is rapidly creating more ways to apply for college and continually taking the tedium out of the process, according to an article in The New York Times. High school students can now choose from the Common Application, the Common Black Application, XAP, Embark, Superapp and the Universal College Application. All of these application formats promise to save students time by allowing them to fill in academic and personal information only one time for all colleges the student wishes to apply to and accept the application. These new technologies are creating more applicants for each college and allowing students to broaden their possibl ... Read More About Different Ways To Apply To College

Most Expensive Colleges

Most Expensive Colleges

Sure, college tuition is increasing rapidly. But how expensive are some colleges’ tuition rates?       Here are the nation’s most expensive colleges, according to an article in The Washington Post, which cited a Campus Grotto finding. Sarah Lawrence College, a liberal arts college in Bronxville, NY, has no specific majors or areas of study. The college, instead, encourages broad reasoning and creativity, according to its Web site. It topped the list with its tuition of $56,420.  New York University and Wesleyan University followed with tuitions of $53,589 and $53,406, respectively. No college w ... Read More About Most Expensive Colleges