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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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How to Include Supporting Evidence

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” (i.e. brag). Supporting evidence can...

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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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Myth of the well rounded college applicant

The Myth of the Well-Rounded Applicant

“Colleges want well-rounded students.”  This fatal myth leads college applicants to rejection every year. While this misconception makes intuitive sense, the truth is that admissions officers are trying to put together...

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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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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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