College Essay

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Articles on College Essays-

1. How to Conquer the College Application Essay by Rachel Toor August 2, 2017

2. NBC News "Dreading Writing your College Application Essay? Tips From the Pros" by Allison Slater Tate,July 26, 2016

3. This Year's College-Bound Essayists and Their Beautiful Contradictions by Ron Leiber New York Times, May 12, 2017

4. "7 Proven Tips for Successful College Application Essays" - Money Magazine by Stephanie Kline Wassink, August 6, 2016

5. Business Insider "I Was an Ivy League Admission's Officer " Dec 8, 2015



7. Tips for Writing an Effective College Application Essay - Big Future

8 Tips for Crafting Your Best College Essay- Big Future Slideshow

9. Students Speak: How I Conquered the College Application Essay- Big Future

10. Video Experts Share Tips on Application EssaysSanta Clara University



11. Demystifying the College Essay


12. 5 Horrible Essay Topics

13. How to Write the perfect college essay for the common app (limit 650 words- enforced)

14. Going Beyond Cliche: How to Write a Great College Essay


15. New York Times Choice article "Stuck on the Essay-Try writing a letter to an Imaginary roommate" on finding a topic for the college essay

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16. What 'Mundane Moments' from your life might make great essay material?


17. Daily Beast: The College Essay- How to Write a Winning Ivy League Essay

18. Boston University: Write an Essay that Stands Out

19. How To Write Your College Essay- video

20. Carleton College Essay Tips

21. Common Application Essay -Tips for the Personal Essay Options on the Common Application



22. The College Admissions Essay: Finding a Topic

23. Advice on Whittling your Admissions Essay

24. College Application Essays as Haiku? For Some, 500 words aren't Enough

25. Juniors: In the Quiet of Summer, Start Your Essays

26. Tip Sheet: An Admissions Dean Offers Advice on Writing a College Essay

27 Four Qualities of An Amazing College Essay- The College Essay Guy





28. Wellesley College- Essay Tips- scroll down

29. Quirky Essays A Window to Future Success

30. Conquering the College Essay

31. The Last and Definitive Word on Writing The Common Application Essay

32. 10 Tips for Writing the College Application Essay

33. Stanford Magazine: First Lines from Application Essays




34. Tufts -Picking Your College Essay topic: A Venn Diagram

35. Common Application Prompts 2017-18








Still Searching for an Essay Topic? Try these resources/exercises.
College Essay Guy Brainstorm Objects Exercise
College Essay Guy Values Exercise
College Essay Guy Brainstorming PDF
100 Brave Interesting Questions- College Essay Guy











Essays that impressed the colleges-

Hamilton College: Essays That Worked

Connecticut College: Essays That Worked

John Hopkins University Essays That Worked

Past Essays- Tufts

First Lines from Stanford University essays

Teen Ink College Essays

NPR chose two essays from Tufts Students

Admissions Essays - NPR

Listen to Ambar read her college essay.

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Listen to Leo read his college essay.

Common App Essay That Got Me Into Yale


Additional Information on the College Application Process

How To Make the Most of a College Visit


Ten Myths and Facts About College Admissions


A Dean's Advice to Seniors: Don't Slack Off


Supplemental Essays

Why This College? Advice on answering this questions from About Education


How to Answer Why This College?

College Confidential: Why This College Essay

Why This College? Essays That Worked From Tufts

Big Future Explain Why You Want to Attend



Concerns about Professional Essay Help

How I Got Into College- NPR This America Life




How Colleges Know What You Can Afford (and the limits of that tactic) by Kevin Carey New York Times May 17, 2017