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by Story2 Staff, on Jul 21, 2021 8:26:24 PM

Want to write a personal statement that will really make your college applications stand out? Instead of veering into generalizations, which are boring and send your reader packing, take time …

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by Story2 Staff, on Jul 21, 2021 8:23:05 PM

College essays are a crucial piece of the admissions puzzle. They’re your best — and sometimes, only — chance to tell admissions officers in your own words who you are, …

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by Story2 Staff, on Jul 21, 2021 8:19:02 PM

The first sentence of anything you write is crucial, and that’s especially true of college admissions essays! The goal of your essay is to make the reader interested enough in …

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by Jocelyn Johnson, on Jul 21, 2021 8:13:17 PM

Here's a 3-step process to write admission and scholarship essays that keep your readers (aka admissions officers) engaged from the first sentence to the very last word. 1) Begin with …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Jul 21, 2021 8:10:57 PM

We often get questions like this from students in our Personal Statement bootcamps: "What should I write about to get into this college?" or "What are admissions officers at that …

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by Jocelyn Johnson, on Jul 21, 2021 2:02:28 PM

When you tell a story, it ignites a process called mental mirroring, and three things happen all at once in your brain: Your story sparks the reader’s memories. Those memories …

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by Story2 Staff, on Jul 21, 2021 1:49:18 PM

Colleges say that after grades and test scores, personal essays are the most important factor in college admissions decisions. This was even more true last year, with more and more …

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