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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 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 6:42:16 PM

The Common App's Additional Information Section is a helpful way to share more details about yourself. But for many students, it isn't clear what should go here, and they end …

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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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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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