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The Common Application 2020-2021 essay prompts

July 31, 2020, Posted In Application Essay
Amanda

Below, please find the 2020-2021 Common Application essay prompts. They are exactly the same as last year, with the addition of an optional essay related to COVID-19. 1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, please share … Continue reading The Common Application 2020-2021 essay prompts

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How to write the COVID-19 Common App essay

July 24, 2020, Posted In Application Essay
Jamie

This year the Common Application is providing students with a dedicated space to discuss their experience and time spent throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.  The prompt reads: Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters can have deep and long-lasting impacts. If you need it, this space is yours to describe those impacts. Colleges care about … Continue reading How to write the COVID-19 Common App essay

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How to start writing your college essay

July 17, 2020, Posted In Application Essay
Stephen

The Common Application does not go live until August 1, but students should begin working on their admissions essays now. If students are applying to colleges or universities accepting the Common Application the essays will remain the same as last year. Those questions include: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is … Continue reading How to start writing your college essay

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Common mistakes to avoid in college essays

August 2, 2019, Posted In Application Essay
Kyle

Your college application essays play an extremely important role in the overall presentation of your application. The essays are one of the few places where you can truly show your voice and convince an admissions officer why you’d be a great fit for their college or university.  Unfortunately, many students don’t take the appropriate amount … Continue reading Common mistakes to avoid in college essays

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