Application Strategy

High school seniors, here’s your fall checklist

September 3, 2017 Lee Shulman Bierer

The to-do list for high school seniors seems to be growing longer each day. When they’re not doing homework, participating in their extracurricular activities, hanging with friends, sleeping, eating or texting, here’s what they’re thinking about: their college list, testing, […]

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Essay brainstorming 101: Getting started

August 7, 2017 Lee Shulman Bierer

Summer is a great time to ponder deep thoughts, and right about now, rising seniors should be pondering their college essays. The essay is students’ best opportunity to set themselves apart in the college application. Their grades through junior year […]

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10 tips for writing a killer college essay

July 25, 2017 Lee Shulman Bierer

It’s easy to identify essays that don’t work; ones that are unoriginal with cliché topics, ones that are boring and brag, or essays that are predictable. It’s much harder to help students identify the right topic for them, i.e., one […]

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