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4 days ago
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Creative approaches to writing a college essay?

I'm beginning to write my personal application essay and in doing so I've realized that while I have a strong, unique essay theme/topic, I am struggling to express this idea in a way that's unique (an …

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12 days ago
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Should I extend my Common/Coalition App essay for the sake of extending it?

My Common App essay is 261 words, which might appear to be the bare minimum, but it's very concise and wrapped up nicely. I don't think there's anything significant to add, but will this hurt my chanc …

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21 days ago
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Can I write the UChicago essays in a day?

I have a good idea about what I want to write but haven't started writing them at all since I was busy with other applications.

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25 days ago
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Princeton Graded Written Paper

Hi. I'm a senior applying to Princeton in January.

I have recently learned that the more teacher's comments there are, the better the admission officers would view the graded written paper.

My graded …

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26 days ago
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Which Ivy Essays never change?

Hi! I am a junior in hs looking to start writing some of my supplemental essays early. But I am aware that some supplemental essays change every year. Are there any supplemental essays that never chan …

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27 days ago
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How would I start off an essay?

I was writing an essay about my struggle with living in the past or the future, But I don't know how to structure and I also don't know how to stop it from being cliche. How could I start the essay an …

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27 days ago
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oversharing in college essays

hi! I've been struggling to come up with a topic for my college essay, and a topic I think would be good to talk about is my mental health, specifically my ed. my friend said this would be oversharing …

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28 days ago
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Can I write about something that isn't related to my extracurricular or major?

One essay prompt asks me to write about something that gives me great satisfaction. I wanted to write about my love for hiking which is something I do for fun. However, this doesn't relate to my major …

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28 days ago
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I need advice on choosing a prompt for Occidental College, could someone help?

Here are my two options: in response to the prompt "Briefly describe a current event or social movement that is affecting a city, town, or place that is important to you. Describe its significance to …

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a month ago
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Why Major Essay Inquiries

So my question is that in "why major" essays, is it good/bad to mention how your parents' jobs influenced you? Personally, I wanted to pursue a biochemistry major because my dad has a Ph.D. in the sam …

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a month ago
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Can someone give me a thorough run down of how to answer this prompt? I’m in dire need of help. This is for MIT & TUFTS

MIT: Describe the world you come from; for example, your family, clubs, school, community, city, or town. How has that world shaped your dreams and aspirations? (200-250 words)

Tufts: How have the envi …

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a month ago
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essays

i have some questions about the sat essay and TOEFL essay and university essays

can I choose an essay by my own self to write it on my sat and TOEFL and other examination? or I have to write a differe …

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a month ago
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Writing the common app essay about transferring high schools

Hi everyone,

So I'm completing the writing parts of my Common App and I'm an international student who transferred high schools. First-year of secondary school I did in Brazil in a small independent sc …

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a month ago
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is it bad to mention my personal information in essay

if i have to write an essay about myself and my hobby can i mention some personal information like the name of my youtube channel .

do that kind of information is bad for the admission? i think i shou …

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2 months ago
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Can I have my UC essays sort of play off each other?

My UC essays are quite good on their own, but only really shine when read as a whole. For example, I talked about being first-generation for my "challenge" essay but left a lot of the overcoming for m …

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2 months ago
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Is 'writing' a topic?

I want to write an essay for the Common App, and I want to write it on what I'm really interested in (writing, traveling) and I want to know which prompt I should answer. Should it be:

6) Describe a to …

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2 months ago
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Ways to end essays

In your opinion, what do you believe to be the best way to end a personal essay? Is it one that impacts the reader and leaves them sitting back in their chair and thinking, "wow", or is it one that en …

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2 months ago
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Is it a bad idea to mention my other college essays in my last college essay?

I'm applying to the University of California system. In it, we have to write four "PIQs," which stand for personal insight questions. In my last PIQ (Option #7), I'm thinking about alluding to the pas …

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2 months ago
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Williams optional academic paper supplemental essay?

Hi,

I am applying to Williams College and they have an optional supplemental essay where I can submit a 3-5 page academic paper. I am debating on submitting the supplemental, because I do not think an …

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2 months ago
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Can anyone proofread my essay?

Be as brutal as you want, you will not hurt my feelings. And THANK YOU!

https://www.collegevine.com/essay/3a6b3da1

https://www.collegevine.com/essay/d2684d66

I posted my essay on peer review but even aft …

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