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Your College App Essay is Probably a C+

Applying to college? The single most important part of your application is your essays. Yet, your essay is probably a C-plus. Prompt.com reviews thousands of college application essays each year and...

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Best Common App Essay Prompt

The Best Common App Essay Prompt

Thank goodness for the Common App. You only need to write one essay to apply to every school. Then again, everyone else only needs to write one essay to apply...

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The Essay Topics That Get Into Harvard

Many college applicants feel they’re being tasked to create the next Mona Lisa when writing their college application essays. The problem? Most of those applicants have never touched a paintbrush...

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Mastering the Short Essay

A short essay can often prove to be more difficult to write than a longer essay. While in longer essays, you have ample space to explain and clarify all your...

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Writing a Killer Recommenders Outline

We all wish for professors, mentors, and supervisors who are perspicacious and always observant of each of our remarkable achievements. Unfortunately, these sorts of people are hard to come by....

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Choosing the Right Recommenders

Having strong recommendation letters is a guaranteed way to significantly improve your application, and is almost as, if not equally important to your success as your application essays. While your...

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9 Tips for Formal Writing Style

The Style of Formal Writing Your college application essay is a formal piece of writing. The purpose of formal writing is for it to be as clear, well-constructed, and unambiguous as...

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5 Tips for Proper Grammar

The Importance of Proper Grammar Before thinking about content, it is important that you stay away from common grammatical mistakes, which are red flags for college admissions officers. Because of the...

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