As summer winds down to a close and the new school year approaches, parents can help students to prepare for their return to school while ensuring that they will have a successful academic year. [Read More]
Having created an outline for the college essay, students have now organized their ideas into a narrative story. The outline provides writers with the organization of their ideas before they begin writing the essay. Without a clearly constructed outline, it could result in unfocused and rambling paragraphs that do not clearly answer the essay prompt. [Read More]
After taking the time and effort to brainstorm and generate ideas, it is equally important for you to spend time creating a roadmap for your college essay. It offers the opportunity for you to provide invaluable information that grades, extracurricular involvements, and standardized test scores cannot show. Your personal essay communicates to the admissions committee why YOU are unique when compared to the other applicants.
The purpose of brainstorming is for you to develop and to generate ideas. It is of the utmost importance for you to spend time brainstorming before you begin writing your college essay. First, read the essay prompt thoroughly so that you clearly understand what the prompt is asking you to write about. [Read More]
The Common Application (or commonly referred to as the Common App) is a standardized undergraduate college admissions application that enables students to apply to more than 500 national and international colleges and universities. It permits both first-year applicants and transfer students to apply to any of the 500+ colleges by submitting one application. [Read More]