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Five Medical School Personal Statement Clichés

By Ryan Hickey + updated on June 29th, 2010

With medical school application in full swing, I’d like to take this opportunity to share a brief list of overused content from medical school personal statements. These five points, however phrased, pop up over and over again in essays submitted to our editors, and they almost never add real value to the applicant’s work. As [...]

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Just Say No… to Stress

By Ryan Hickey + updated on June 16th, 2010

Last week’s post provided some suggestions for high school students currently entering the summer before their senior year. Believe it or not, there are quite a few ways you can make substantial progress on the essay-writing and admissions fronts without spending your entire summer enrolled in classes, doing community service, and visiting colleges. You can [...]

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What I Did During Summer Vacation

By Ryan Hickey + updated on June 8th, 2010

June has arrived and with it, the end of the school year for students from elementary school to law school. Summer’s not all baseball games, beaches, and barbecues, though, especially for those who may be applying to new schools in the coming year. The summer is a great time to get a jump on the [...]

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More Than Just Words On A Page

By Ryan Hickey + updated on June 2nd, 2010

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been taking a closer look at the use of multimedia formats, specifically video, for college admissions essays. Last week’s post showed how despite the differing formats, video essays aren’t hugely different from traditional written essays, at least in terms of the advice we give applicants preparing to create such [...]

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