Posts Tagged ‘college admissions’

How to Showcase Your Diversity in Your College Essay

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

200394126-001College campuses are striving to increase the diversity of their classes each year, believing that diversity enhances the multiple perspectives that a liberal arts education develops, as well as expanding knowledge and preparing students for life in a global community.

So what does this mean to you? This information can be used as an advantage in your college application; it is crucial that you demonstrate that you’ll bring something unique to campus and help create a microcosm of our diverse planet. (more…)

Common App Essay Tips

Friday, May 29th, 2015

App Essay Prompts

What does it mean to “share your story?” The pool of topics for common application essays is vast, but with this freedom comes the terrifying sense of getting the topic wrong or not communicating that urgent aspect of yourself that you meant to. College supplements often asks applicants to write about their strengths, their weaknesses, their suitability to college life and so forth. It all gets a bit hoop-jumpy, but that’s not to say you can’t write something meaningful or important to you, even when the prompts begin to blur and it feels like you’re having to write the same essay over and over.

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College Essay Tips

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

103060359_47Timmy is ready to write his college essay.  He switches on his laptop, loads a fresh digital Word document, inhales with the anticipation of being hit with an idea, and pauses… Nothing. That’s fine. He waits a little longer, tries closing his eyes; maybe the right topic will just jump out at him… Still nothing. YouTube begins to look friendly. And so the procrastination begins… (more…)

How Teens Use Social Media

Thursday, August 15th, 2013
How Teens are using and effected by Social Media

How Teens are using and effected by Social Media

Social Media has vastly changed the way we communicate.  Whereas, years ago (some might say months ago) we communicated mainly out of necessity.  But, with the advent of social media and the ease in which we can now communicate with the entire world openly and freely through tools like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Ask.FM, LinkedIn, Vine, Youtube, and many many more that desire to communicate is driven mainly by convenience. (more…)

5 things you need to check before you submit

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Common Application

’Tis the season for submitting those college applications, and in the whirlwind of school, sports, and squeezing in final ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Tests, the college application process starts to feel like a high-speed race. You’re getting all of your ducks in a row—nailing those final test scores, getting recommendation letters, putting together your resume, throwing your activities onto the Common App, writing, editing, and re-writing your college essay and supplemental essays—and you cannot wait to hit that “SUBMIT” button on the Common App, so you can finally breathe a sigh of relief (and sleep at night). (more…)