How to Write the Perfect College Essay for the Common Application–Transition to Adulthood

Mark’s final post in a series on essays explore the prompt in which students are asked to recount an incident that marks their transition from childhood to adulthood.

How to Write the Perfect College Essay for the Common Application–A Place or Environment

The new college essay prompts for the Common Application are much more narrow than they have been in the past. However, some of the questions are new takes on questions that have sometimes appeared on various essay supplements. Thus it’s hard to say that these new prompts are all that “new.” We’ve been looking at […]

How to Write the Perfect College Essay for the Common Application–Beliefs and Ideas

Mark continues his examination of the Common Application college essay prompts. This one focuses on the “belief or idea” prompt.

How to Write the Perfect College Essay for the Common Application–Writing About Failure

One of the new Common Application prompts asks you to recount a time in which you failed. This essay requires that you show both humility and maturity.