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It’s **Your** Essay

By Ryan Hickey + updated on December 31st, 2009

As 2009 winds to a close, I’d like to use this post to address an issue that is very near and dear to us here at EssayEdge. A CNN report originally published in September of this past year was recently reposted on the American Morning blog. The report highlights the increasing prevalence of so-called paper [...]

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Happy New Year! 15% off your entire order, Dec. 30 only!

By Ryan Hickey + updated on December 30th, 2009

With 2009 winding to an end, the team here at EssayEdge would like to provide a small gift for those of you still working on applications as 2010 fast approaches. Through midnight EST, use coupon code BLOG30 to receive 15% off your EssayEdge order. Don’t wait, though, as this offer is good only today; it, [...]

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Happy Holidays! 15% off Dec. 25th Only!

By Ryan Hickey + updated on December 25th, 2009

Happy holidays from your friends at EssayEdge! Today (Dec. 25th) only, use coupon code BLOG25 to get 15% off your entire EssayEdge order. Sale ends at midnight EST, so be sure not to miss out on these great holiday savings!

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Getting From Here to There: Transitions

By Ryan Hickey + updated on December 22nd, 2009

Whether a full sentence or a single word, transitions can bridge the gap between a good essay and a great one. An essay without effective transitions is like a series of isolated islands; the reader will struggle to get from one point to the next and will probably end up frustrated or lose interest along [...]

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Aim High, Do Your Best, Make the World a Better Place, and Avoid Clichés

By Ryan Hickey + updated on December 15th, 2009

Today’s post is simple and a bit more lighthearted than what we’ve done so far. Try and count the clichés in the sample essay presented below. While this is obviously an extreme example that has been crafted specifically for the purpose of helping you avoid overused phrases/ideas, you may be surprised to find some similarities [...]

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The Common Application Prompts: Number 6

By Ryan Hickey + updated on December 10th, 2009

So you’ve read through the first five prompts on the Common App, considered each, and still don’t see anything that inspires or excites you. Depressed, you begin to worry that your essay won’t be any good. But wait… what’s that? One more prompt, short and barely noticeable at the bottom of the list after the [...]

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The Common Application Prompts: Number 5

By Ryan Hickey + updated on December 8th, 2009

In our last three posts, we’ve examined the first four prompts featured on this year’s Common App. Today, we’ll take a look at the fifth, which is notably different from those first four. Rather than letting you talk about some experience, person, or creative work that relates to an unspecified issue you consider important about [...]

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