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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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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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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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Understanding Yourself

Why is understanding yourself before you start your application? Before embarking on your college application, you should reflect on yourself, your passions, and your goals. While your goals and vision of...

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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 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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