5 Places to Unlock Hidden Value in College Applications

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In Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow, Nobel winner Daniel Kahneman reveals how we need to distinguish between repetitive tasks that require “fast” thinking and problem-solving, which requires “slow,” focused attention.

3 Things Never to Say in your College Essays

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I learned I realized I felt What? Isn't the idea to use your essays to show colleges how you've overcome challenges and are now ready, willing and able to succeed in college?

3 Reasons You Don’t Need to Worry Which Common App Prompt to Pick


The Common Application is run by an unwieldy committee of admissions officers from all types of colleges. This year they took a major step backwards, expanding a simplified list of five personal statement (aka

How to Share Your Demonstrating Interest in Your College Essays

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Is there Anything Else?: Answering Greenlight Scholars Essays Part 2

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The goals of this application are to reflect your unique interests, experiences, capabilities, and pursuits. Towards this end, is there anything else you would like us to know? (250 word limit)