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Ranking Madness

By Ryan Hickey + updated on August 31st, 2010

In today’s post, I’d like to draw your attention to the 2011 US News college rankings, which were recently released. You can check those out here: While many students, parents, and education professionals put substantial stock in these rankings, I want to take this opportunity to warn against focusing on them too much. Why? [...]

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What’s the Point?

By Ryan Hickey + updated on August 20th, 2010

Is it Friday already? Wow. Over the course of this week, we’ve provided a brand new blog post every single day dealing with a variety of topics relevant to those writing – or preparing to write – admissions essays. We’ve talked about planning ahead, content and style, avoiding repetition, and using humor. And over the [...]

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Joke’s on You

By Ryan Hickey + updated on August 19th, 2010

Knock Knock. … Hello? Anyone there? This is a great joke, I promise. … Hm. How about this one. How many college students does it take to change a lightbulb? … Still nothing? C’mon, I guarantee you’ll laugh at this one. No? I guess nobody wants to hear a funny joke today. Sad. But that [...]

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By Ryan Hickey + updated on August 18th, 2010

I hope everyone out there is having a great Wednesday. Today, we’re going to take a look at the way content and style apply to your admissions essay. You see, at an extremely basic level, everything you write consists of two components: content and style. Content is what you’re writing about – the information…. Wait, [...]

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Content vs. Style

By Ryan Hickey + updated on August 17th, 2010

If you missed yesterday’s post, we’re trying something a bit different this week at the EssayEdge blog, featuring a brand-new post every single day (well, Monday through Friday at least… c’mon, I can’t think about essays all the time). Yesterday I reiterated the importance of planning ahead, a simple message that really can’t be repeated [...]

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Looking Ahead

By Ryan Hickey + updated on August 16th, 2010

It’s been several weeks since our last post here at the EssayEdge blog. We’ve been working on some new projects, which will be announced here in the coming weeks. I also took a short, but much needed, vacation. Hey, everyone deserves some time off every now and then! So to get us back in the [...]

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