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Essay Rules: Show, Don’t Tell

Weaving In Stories and Evidence Throughout Your Essay Demonstrating Your Qualities without Bragging There is a fine line between a confident, capable applicant and an arrogant, self-absorbed applicant. You may find yourself...

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The thesis is the most integral component of your introductory paragraph, your essay, and your entire graduate school application.

The Key to Great Writing: Revision

Even the greatest writers often go through several drafts before finally being satisfied with their work. Similarly, college application essays should go through multiple edits and revisits. You should not...

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Decoding the Prompt

Before beginning to outline your essay in response to a prompt, you must figure out what the prompt is really asking. There are two components to a prompt: the surface...

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The Art of Brainstorming

Even the most experienced writers often find starting to be the most difficult part. In this article, you will find four of the most popular methods of brainstorming that should...

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Perfect Form Submitting an Eyecatching Resume

Submitting an Eye-Catching Résumé

While the Common Application provides space to write about your accomplishments and experience, some university-specific applications may ask you to upload a résumé. Having a solid résumé before entering college...

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Introspective statements speak to logical reasoning ability, the ability to extract relevant ideas from events, and a writer's attention to detail.

Writing Powerful Descriptions

In “Playing the Game: Making the Most of the Activity Section,” we discussed how to rank your activities in order of most important to least important by focusing on impact,...

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Structuring Your Résumé

In “Perfect Form,” we discussed the importance of submitting a clear, polished résumé. Once you have an easily readable format for your résumé, your next step is to strategically structure...

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