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by Mimi Wilmerding, on Jul 22, 2021 12:26:42 PM

The first thing you need to understand is how to pick and answer one of the Common App personal essay questions (aka “prompts”). Your personal statement and supplements are important …

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by Story2 Staff, on Jul 22, 2021 12:08:39 PM

Here is the full set of essay prompts for 2021-2022 Common App with notes on how to approach each one (for more, download our Ultimate Guide to the Common App …

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by Jocelyn Johnson, on Jul 22, 2021 11:59:31 AM

Summer is the perfect time to begin working on your college admission essays! But, during the summer, students usually have more questions about writing their Common App essay than answers …

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by Will Geiger, on Jul 22, 2021 11:46:24 AM

In the admissions process, most students will encounter the dreaded personal statement. Whether you are using the Common App, the Coalition Application, or a college-specific application, you’re bound to encounter …

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by Story2 Staff, on Jul 22, 2021 11:39:34 AM

When you’re starting to write a college essay, you might find yourself wondering about the word count. How long or short should it be? Are word count limits suggested, or …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 22, 2021 11:32:57 AM

What should you not write in a college essay? When I read college application essays as a faculty advisor to the admissions committee at Douglass College, Rutgers, the great essays …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 21, 2021 8:41:42 PM

Your college admission essays are an essential part of your applications. But how do you actually know when your Common App and other college application essays are ready to submit? …

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by Story2 Staff, on Jul 21, 2021 8:34:13 PM

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 …

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