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Minding Your P's/Q's When Applying to Colleges

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Minding P’s and Q’sWhen Applying to Colleges
 
When the Common Application goes “live” on August 1,2013, proactive rising seniors will be paying close attention to the essay prompts. Perhaps they’ll brainstorm topics or even begin drafting their main essay.  Essays are unquestionably a vital component of the college applications’ process! To that end, driven students will spend countless hours this fall writing and editing their essays for maximum impact.  While poignant and grammatically correct essays are important, an often overlooked piece to the college admissions process is the

Tips for Writing Impactful College Applications Essays

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.The college essay(s) required of most college applications can be the most dreaded component of the entire process. Students struggle with ways in which to stand out from the crowd, face "writer's block" in an attempt to write the next great essay, and/or procrastinate with the writing process as they attend to the more pressing matters in their hectic lives.
 
Given that college admissions committees are charged with reading hundreds of student essays per year, it is important that essays be interesting, straightforward, and memorable.