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How to answer Notre Dame’s supplemental essay questions

August 2, 2016, Posted In Common Application
Sophie

Here’s a look at Notre Dame’s 2016 essay prompts and how to best answer them. What excites you about attending Notre Dame? (required response 150-200 words) With a limited word count, try and think as specifically as possible. Making broad generalizations such as “the classes” or “the campus culture” doesn’t give an admissions officer a […]

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Tips for answering Stanford’s supplemental essay questions

July 22, 2016, Posted In Common Application
Aidan

Supplemental essay questions help an admissions officer uncover the voice, personality and identity of an applicant through writing. Each short essay presents the unique challenge of delivering a concise response to questions that appear to warrant long-winded answers. Here are some quick tips to help jog your own brainstorm: Short responses: Name your favorite books, authors, films, […]

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The Common Application essay prompts 2016-2017

February 4, 2016, Posted In Common Application
Aidan

The Common App has released its 2016-2017 personal statement essay prompts – and yes, they may look familiar. Based on feedback and review from school counselors, parents and admissions officers, The Common App has decided to stick with the same five questions from last year: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that […]

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How to prepare for Common Application essay #2

October 23, 2015, Posted In Common Application
Aidan

In the weeks leading up to early decision application deadlines, we’ll examine a few of the Common Application essay prompts that your child will be asked to respond to. Each of the questions presents its own set of challenges and opportunities for students to convey a unique and compelling voice. Question #2: The lessons we […]

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