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Common Application Essay Prompts 2017-2018

on February 16, 2017 in Application Process
Common Application Essay Prompts 2017-2018

The Common Application announced a new set of prompts for the upcoming application season. For the first time, there will be seven choices. You can read more about these choices here.   1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. […]

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Tips for Starting the College Essay Process

on September 29, 2016 in Application Process
Tips for Starting the College Essay Process

I hear it over and over, the college essay process is stressful! There are so many great things that students have to say, think out of the box and stop focusing on what you think colleges want to hear. Your stories are what they want to hear, things only you can say! Here is one […]

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Openings in Writing Workshops

on June 25, 2015 in Application Process
Openings in Writing Workshops

Jonathan Shapiro is again offering several terrific personal statement writing workshops this summer and still has a few openings!  

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University of Washington Essay Prompt

on September 16, 2014 in Application Process
University of Washington Essay Prompt

The 2015 UW admissions essays have been modified somewhat this year with reduced word counts. The application will go live October 1st, but students may see the prompts here.

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