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how do you make an essay stand out?

i’m about to start writing my common app essay and a lot of the questions feel very open ended. i know that i have to be able to create a unique essay but i don’t really know how to make a topic stand …

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Common app essay

Is an essay of 474 words ok?

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Is it inappropriate to include an optional link to a longer essay in your additional information essay?

My academic record isn't the best, and I'm trying to use the additional information section on the Common App to explain why, but I'm struggling with the 650 word limit. I grew up in a really abusive …

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2 months ago
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Admirable Figure Essay Question

Hey guys! I am writing an essay to a figure I admire (scholar, scientist, advocate, policymaker, etc.) for a particular application. I want to write about Hank and John Green, specifically for their w …

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Quotes and Supplemental Essays?

One college I'm applying to requires a supplemental essay that discusses the overcoming of obstacles. I took a writing elective last year where the teacher gave us daily prompts and the students would …

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2 months ago
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Optional essay advice HELP!! dealine in 4 days

{these are (mine) graceanne deladem's submission and my original essays, please dont plagerize :D}

Hey I am applying to NYU and I have done research I was wondering about if I should specify that in m …

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Yale Essay Prompt#1

Hi, I need help with writing an essay for prompt # 1 which says to "Reflect on a time when you exchanged ideas about an important issue with someone holding an opposing view. How did the experience le …

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2 months ago
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Should there be a Question Mark?

Hello! I am confused on a grammar rule here if someone could quickly help me out. I have a statement in my Common App Essay where it goes "blah blah romanized words," or "blah blah English translation …

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2 months ago
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Should Romanized Words be Italicized or in Quotation Marks?

Hi! I have encountered a problem with the Common App essay. I tried inputting a foreign language and it would appear as question marks on Common App. So, I decided to use the romanized version of the …

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2 months ago
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Can you change your Common App essay for certain colleges?

Hello, I've already applied to several colleges via Common App, some which required an essay. I still have several schools to apply to, and I'm more interested in the other prompts I didn't choose. Th …

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2 months ago
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Should I Write in Another Language in My Common App Essay?

Hi! I have recently started my Common App essay and I need help figuring out which would look better. In my essay, I have a quote from my parents saying something in another language. Should I write t …

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2 months ago
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What does it mean to write a biographical sketch about yourself for a scholarship application?

I've been writing my response like a narrative-type Common App essay, but I just looked up "biographical sketch" and it seems like it might describe more formal writing (like listing my accomplishment …

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2 months ago
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Should I Mention Another College In My Essay?

Hello, I am applying to colleges on the CommonApp and I recently started my essay. My essay includes talking about how another college sent me an email about joining a stock market challenge hosted by …

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2 months ago
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Admissions essay advice?

Hi there!

I just would like some admission essay advice... I'm currently a Junior and my guidance department isn't really providing the best guidance (ironically). I think we are starting to write in t …

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3 months ago
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Successful essay

What are the components of a good "why our college" essay (other than academics and prestige)? I'm applying to GaTech and don't how to start off my essay and wanted tips and advice on how to write a s …

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3 months ago
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Should I Include A Reference to Other Colleges?

Hello, I am applying to colleges on the CommonApp and I recently started my essay. My essay includes talking about how another college sent me an email about joining a stock market challenge hosted by …

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3 months ago
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Examples of intellectual ideas

Hi everyone,

I was asked to write an essay on the topic: Describe an intellectual idea that has transformed your thinking. I am a bit confused about whether it is ideas on topics like Evolution & Natur …

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3 months ago
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Is my essay too common?

I'm writing my essay about how a certain incident changed my perception of life and death. Is it a bad topic?

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3 months ago
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Is this a good essay topic

For a college essay, I need to write about an issue or topic I am passionate about.

I have two topics in mind, and I am confused about whic one to choose.

First, is women abuse. This is something I have …

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3 months ago
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RISD Admissions

RISD is my dream school, but unfortunately, my chances aren't looking too good due to my grades. What type of essay or things in my portfolio could increase my chances of getting in?

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