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Posts Tagged ‘college application’

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Essay: Purpose Makes a Great College Application

When I was a high school senior applying to college, I wanted a higher learning experience where the opportunities were so vast, the campus so big, I could theoretically meet someone new every day and still not know everyone. That was my defining characteristic for choosing a college. Of course, it was the late 1980s…

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What Do Colleges Really Want in an Admission Essay?

By Kim Lifton President Wow Writing Workshop Kim Bryant, senior assistant director of admissions at the University of Michigan, reads about 5000 college essays every year. Many of them are unimpressive and “pretty boring.” “We get a lot of essays about mission trips, about being camp counselors, and sports injuries,” she said, adding students list…

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One Earth Writing Launches College Essay Workshop

One Earth Writing, a nonprofit focused on building confidence in teens and connecting them with peers across racial, religious and socioeconomic lines through writing workshops, is launching a three-part seminar this fall to help high school students write the college application essay. Intended for sophomores and juniors, but open to seniors currently applying to colleges…

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