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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 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 22, 2021 7:33:02 PM

The Common App essays are your chance to show admissions who you are and how you will make a difference in college and in life.. Admissions officers describe the essay …

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by Story2 Staff, on Jul 22, 2021 6:30:28 PM

Most people see storytelling as rooted in the humanities. Writing, performance, but not science. So, you might be surprised to find out that disciplines from neuroscience to business to psychology …

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by Story2 Staff, on Jul 22, 2021 6:19:03 PM

We huddled in the alley, in the rain, by the emergency exit of The Comet. “Five minutes guys,” yelled the stage technician, peeking his head outside the door. We were …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 22, 2021 6:11:17 PM

There are many places students’ college admission essays get derailed. The first is the search for “the right topic.” A college admission essay is a completely different beast from the …

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