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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.

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Coalition App Essay Prompts

The Coalition App essay prompts give you a springboard to write a perfect college admissions essay. This article shares tips for writing a winning personal statement for your college application.

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College Timeline for Juniors

What is the college timeline for juniors? How you set a schedule that helps you stick to the college admissions timeline. This article helps you stay on track.

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The Perfect College Essay–Consider Your Audience

Any writer has to consider the audience for whom they are writing. Your college essay is no different. Think long and hard about how the admissions officer will approach the process of reading your personal statement. And then prepare to give that person a whiz-bang piece of prose.

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