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20 days ago
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Should my personal essay relate to my major?

I want to major in Biotechnology, but I am writing about a disabled family member and how living with them has shaped me into who I am today. Should my personal essay be about what I want to major in …

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2 months ago
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Should I write about running 100 miles a week in my college essay?

I have run 100 miles every week for almost a year now and was wondering if this would make for a good college essay.

I used to get injured a lot because I was malnourished but once I got that sorted I …

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3 months ago
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Writing on Applications

What exactly are colleges looking for in college admission essays? What about when they are optional vs. when they are required?

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5 months ago
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Brainstorming Common App Essay Topics

I'm a junior currently, and I was wondering if anyone could offer ideas on what to write about for the common app essay prompt.(it can be any of the following 7) I'm working on brainstorming a list, s …

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5 months ago
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I wanted to know how I can improve my gap essay?

Facing the reality of financial burdens, I decided to take a gap year to lend my parents a helping hand. As I searched for job opportunities in Mongolia, I quickly realized my options were limited to …

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6 months ago
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Honors Application Essay Question

Hey everyone-

I'm applying to the Honors College at the University of Missouri, and one of the requirements is submitting an additional essay. One of the essay options states: "If you feel that an essa …

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6 months ago
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Is it okay to use Grammarly Prompt for writing college essays?

There's a relatively new thing on Grammarly called Grammarly Prompt, and I was just wondering if it counts as AI usage/cheating. It fits nicely into my writing and sounds like something I would've wri …

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6 months ago
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How can I view the Ivy Assistant?

Hello! I was just using the beta essay reviewer (Ivy) when I received a notice that I had reached the conversation limit. I refreshed my tab and could no longer find the conversation or the Ivy button …

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7 months ago
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advice for honors essay?

i am applying to emerson college and i think i have a pretty good chance of getting in. i want to major in maybe media arts production with a focus in television writing/producing. i want to write for …

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7 months ago
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How can you write a good "why this major essay"?

How do you write a why this major essay for UIUC and Purdue university? This is the prompt: Briefly discuss your reasons for pursuing the major you have selected. (Respond in 250 words or fewer.)

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7 months ago
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How do I write supplemental essays?

Is it supposed to be something similar to my personal statement? In a "show, don't tell" way? Does it need to be creative? Or do I answer it like I would in an English class???

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7 months ago
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Suny Application question

if anyone is applying with the suny application cost waiver are you applying for every potential school right now or only suny and the rest as it gets closer to the standard deadlines (also please upv …

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7 months ago
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Suny Application question

if anyone is applying with the suny application cost waiver are you applying for every potential school right now or only suny and the rest as it gets closer to the standard deadlines (also please upv …

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7 months ago
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Is "I don't say 'I love you too'" a good essay?

I wrote a college essay about how I don't say "I love you too." because I don't want people to feel forced to say it too. The basis is that my dad never said he loved us too, but instead just responde …

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7 months ago
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Is my essay about my life in swim good for a college essay?

We lived in Arizona, at least a mile away from everything, in the middle of the desert. My parents put me on a competitive swim team when I was five and then stopped when we moved to Colorado when I w …

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7 months ago
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What exactly qualifies as a "topic, idea, or experience" (Common App prompt 6)

The common app and a few other applications ask you to describe a topic, idea, or experience you find so engaging you lose all track of time and ask you to describe what you do to learn more about it. …

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8 months ago
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Can someone please clarify this UPenn Supplementary Question?

Hi all,

I'm planning to ED to UPenn this fall.

UPenn has asked for its supplementary essay: Write a short thank-you note to someone you have not yet thanked and would like to acknowledge. (We encourag …

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8 months ago
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How ready should a senior be right now?

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I'm a senior applying for colleges and I don't even have a single essay finished. I'm getting worried since I really don't know how much I should be finished with right now. Can anyone tell me h …

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9 months ago
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Is my essay topic good enough?

I am having a lot of issues with the essay portion of my application regarding essay topics. One idea I had was reflecting on a parents’ immigration experience and comparing it to my own way of growin …

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9 months ago
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essay rough draft

hey!! so basically i only have the first draft (rough draft) done of my college essay so far done! i have the topic picked out and everything. i was just wondering on if i was falling behind or someth …

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