Write a Great College Essay for the Common Application: The Solve a Problem Prompt

What problems interest you? Why do these problems interest you? Answer these questions in a great college essay for the Common Application.

Essay for the Common App About a Belief or Idea

How do your beliefs and ideas shape who you are as a person? The Common Application prompt that focuses on how those beliefs or ideas were challenged can reveal a lot about you.

Great College Essays — How to Address the “Background” Prompt

Mark offers advice on how to write a great college essay based on your background, identity, interests, or talents.

Take a look at the 2017-2018 Coalition Application essay prompts!

The Common Application essay prompts came out last week; today, we wanted to take a look at a list of the Coalition Application essay prompts. The Coalition Application website recommends that each prompt be answered in  300-400 words, and strongly recommends that you do not exceed 500-550 words. Here are the prompts: Tell a story from your life, […]

How Should I Write the “Why Do You Want to Go to Our College?” Supplemental Essay? The Don’ts.

Think you know how to write a top-notch “Why our college?” supplemental essay? Andrea Aronson from our New Jersey office, advises students on what NOT to do!

How Should I Write the “Why Do You Want to Go to Our College?” Supplemental Essay? The Do’s.

Andrea Aronson advises do’s and don’ts for crafting the “Why Our College?” supplemental essay.

How To Write the Perfect College Essay–Grab Some Attention

When writing a college essay, it’s crucial to grab the reader’s attention from the get-go. Make your essay stand out by opening your essay with a zinger in the first line.

How To Write The Perfect College Essay–Paint A Picture

What makes a painting come to life? Details! So it is with your college essay. You need to paint a picture that includes interesting details that make your story a pleasure to read.