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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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The best way to support your point is through the use of supporting evidence. This enables you to “show” your best attributes rather than “tell.”

Making the Most of the Activities Section

The Strategy Behind the Scenes The activities section of the Common Application (and most university-specific applications) is a vital opportunity to showcase your achievements and commitments outside of class. While listing...

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Filling Out Your Common Application

The Road to Completeing the Common Application Preliminary Preparation Before beginning the Common Application, you will need to create a password and username. If you are still using that Hannah Montana-themed email address...

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Writing an Impact Focused Description

Once you have a draft of your résumé, your next step is to write brief descriptions for each activity or relevant experience. To do this effectively, you should use powerful...

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4 Ways to Improve Your SAT Essay

All of us at Prompt are passionate about writing. John, one of our co-founders, wrote a book about the SAT Essay called the SAT Essay Ace Template. Writing an SAT...

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Application Deadlines Approaching!!

  Application deadlines are soon? YUP. Guess what? College application deadlines are approaching - fast. Early admission deadlines for some schools has already passed others are due on Saturday 11/15. Here is the...

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What Do Colleges Actually Look For?

These are the three things colleges actually look for in your application: Ever read a college’s post about what they look for in applicants? It’s all fluff. It’s hard to distill...

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