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7 tips to help you ace your college supplement essays

Posted by Neal Schwartz on August 11, 2020

 

Students often think that the main college essay is the most important part of their college application.

However, sometimes that means overlooking the importance of the rest of the college application, especially supplement essays. Supplement essays are additional essays that may be required by certain selective colleges that ask more specific questions. These essays are generally shorter in length but can also be the length of a standard college essay, so it’s important to give them equal attention. For some schools, the supplemental essay prompts can be deceptively simple. They can range in topic from asking students to describe moments of adversity to describing a favorite piece of art to discussing the student’s community and how they can contribute to the college or university. Overall, the supplemental essays help balance out the rest of the application. Because less attention is usually devoted to preparing for supplemental essays, we’ve compiled some tips to helps students write meaningful responses that can boost up their applications.

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Topics: College Essays, College Applications, college admissions, supplemental essays, college counseling, commonapp, high school senior, college freshman year

7 Tips to Help Your College Essay Stand Out

Posted by Neal Schwartz on July 22, 2020

 

 

 

College application kickoff Aug 1st

 

The college essay is the pinnacle of your high school career. But being able to sum yourself up in 650 words is not an easy task. What’s the best topic to write about? What if I don’t have any ideas? This essay can at first seem overwhelming, but it’s helpful to zoom out and take it step by step. With some schools going test-optional, the college essay is an even more important determining admissions factor. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of tips for students looking to give their essays a competitive advantage for this very particular application season. The Common App kickoff date is set for August 1st, which is the official start of the college application season. That’s why it’s wise to get the essay started over the summer when there are no distractions from school.  

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Topics: College Essays, College Applications, college admissions, supplemental essays, college counseling, commonapp, high school senior, college freshman year

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