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Essay Diversity

By Ryan Hickey + updated on April 27th, 2010

While the general terms “admissions essay” and “application essay” refer to a piece of writing accompanying a college or university application, such essays can take a broad variety of forms. Today, let’s examine four subcategories of admissions essays and discuss what makes each unique. The Long Response Essay In general, we use this to refer [...]

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The Essay in Context

By Ryan Hickey + updated on April 20th, 2010

We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about admissions essays (or application essays, if you prefer). That’s not surprising; after all, it’s what our business is all about. In reality, though, it’s virtually impossible to look at an admissions essay without considering it in a broader context. While we can isolate an [...]

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College Admissions 2010: A look at the numbers

By Ryan Hickey + updated on April 6th, 2010

Ah, springtime: flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and college applicants are… well, they could be doing just about anything right now. Some learned their fates last year thanks to early applications, while some made a decision more recently. Others have received all of their accept/reject letters but still don’t know where they’ll matriculate; many [...]

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