In this presentation, Stephen Friedfeld, co-founder of AcceptU and a former admissions officer at Cornell University and Princeton University, discusses how applicants can best position and differentiate themselves through compelling essays. He also provides an analysis of this year’s new Common Application essay prompts. You can download the presentation here.
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Time for a change! The Common Application main essay prompts have been the same for many years, but this year – starting on August 1 – applicants will face new essay prompts. There are other changes, too. In previous years, applicants were given a word limit of 500 words, but this was actually a guide; … Continue reading New Common App Essay Questions in 2013
When driving in your car (or riding a bus or taking a taxi), do you like red lights? Speed bumps? Traffic? Slow drivers in front of you? We don’t either. We’re not advocating road rage, but it isa much more pleasant journey from Point A to Point B when there are very few – or … Continue reading Seven common essay mistakes to avoid