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Why It is Important to Know Your Audience When Writing Your College Essay

Have you ever seen a movie that includes a scene from a college admissions committee? Typically, in the media, admissions counselors are portrayed as older men sitting around a table “judging” admissions essays and applications. In fact, admissions counselors represent all ages, are often from diverse backgrounds, have friendly demeanors and hold a variety of […]

Additional Information Essays

What should you write in the additional information section of an application? Why is it important for colleges to know personal information about an applicant?