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by Story2 Staff, on Aug 9, 2021 10:24:28 AM

The University of Pennsylvania requires different supplemental essays depending on which school and program you’re applying to. All applicants must respond to two general supplement prompts, plus one to five …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 28, 2021 2:51:42 PM

During my webinar last week, students and parents asked how to write about painful life experiences—illness, poverty, trauma—in their college application essays. These questions come up a lot: Can I …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 27, 2021 8:25:58 PM

If you're applying to US colleges that require admission essays (aka "personal statement" or "personal essay"), you are in the right place! Story2 has helped more than a quarter million …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 26, 2021 5:26:05 PM

I was cleaning up my study recently, clearing the decks to write a new book about storytelling, and I found my notes from the road trip I took with my …

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by Story2 Staff, on Jul 26, 2021 11:42:14 AM

If you’re applying to Cornell, you’re in luck! While some of its Ivy peers require upwards of 10 supplemental essays, Cornell requires just one, with a maximum of 650 words …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 26, 2021 11:33:53 AM

Your personal essays play a unique role in the admissions process, revealing your unique character to colleges, as admissions officers build a community of diverse students who will make the …

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by Story2 Staff, on Jul 24, 2021 6:31:58 PM

Your grades, test scores, and list of extracurricular activities help admissions readers understand who you are as a student and college applicant, and your personal statement helps them understand who …

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by Mimi Wilmerding, on Jul 24, 2021 6:23:14 PM

When I started the process of completing supplements for 12 colleges, a year ago, I found it really overwhelming! These are the steps I used to get my supplements organized, …

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