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June 26, 2016

The Common Application essay fills college-bound students with dread. High stakes mean that students are eager, or even desperate, to get it right. They spend a ton of time deciding which of the five essay prompts to answer. This time is wasted. Why? As explained in the Huffington Pos...

June 22, 2016

Back in the day, David Letterman took note of Kwasi Enin, a high school student who gained national notoriety when he was accepted at all eight Ivy League colleges. He ended up enrolling at Yale. But not before gaining immortality with his presentation of Top Ten Ways To Make Your College Essay Stan...

June 21, 2016

Reliable information on college essays -- why it matters, how to write it, etc. -- is hard to find. Rarer still is reliable information from a reliable source. Parke Muth, who spent decades working in the University of Virginia's Office of Admission and now runs his own college admissions...

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May 30, 2017

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