Skip links

Categories

College Essays

Coalition App essays: The “meaningful contribution” prompt

This post is another in my series on how to address the college application essay prompts from the Coalition App. This year, you have five prompts from which to choose as an anchor for your essay. Each prompts presents its unique possibilities and challenges. Today we will look at the “obstacle/failure” prompt. This a fairly […]

Common App Essay: “Choose Your Own Topic”

Not sure what to write about for your Common Application college essay? Never fear: you can write about virtually anything--as long as your essay contains fundamental elements. Read Mark's tips here.