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Personal Statement Content to Avoid

By Ryan Hickey + updated on February 7th, 2013

Share The undergraduate admissions season is winding down, but there are still many graduate-level programs, including law and business, that will accept applications well into the spring. If you’re targeting one of those programs and haven’t yet written your personal statement, this post is for you. Actually, this post is for anyone who hasn’t written [...]

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Writing for Money

By Ryan Hickey + updated on January 30th, 2013

Share No, I’m not talking about renting a secluded and sparsely furnished cabin and holing up there, subsisting on little more than coffee as you crank out a piece of literature that makes Moby Dick read like a Dick and Jane story. Nor am I talking about falling for one of those ****Make Trillions of [...]

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What to Do After College Applications are Submitted

By Ryan Hickey + updated on January 18th, 2013

Share Ahhh, Friday. Nothing like the end of a long week to put a little bit of extra spring in your step. And if you’re an applicant who has finally finished putting together and submitting your applications, this Friday could be particularly relaxing. For the vast majority of college applicants, mid-January marks the point at [...]

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The Procrastinator’s Guide to Admissions Essays

By Ryan Hickey + updated on January 7th, 2013

Share January 7th. Early and first-round application deadlines were so long ago that you can barely remember them. Even many regular and second-round deadlines have faded into the past. At this point, there are just a handful of late application deadlines left to take advantage of. If you’re planning to submit an application but haven’t [...]

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The Twelve Dos and Don’ts of Essay Writing

By Ryan Hickey + updated on December 21st, 2012

Share This December has been a big month for the number 12. To continue in the spirit of 12/12/12 and even that beloved (or possibly, vehemently hated) holiday tune, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” today EssayEdge presents to you, ” The Twelve Dos and Don’ts of Essay Writing.” Enjoy! 12. DO give yourself time. Two [...]

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Writing with a Purpose

By Ryan Hickey + updated on December 6th, 2012

Share If someone were to ask you, “Why are you doing this?” as you worked on your application essay or personal statement, you’d probably give a quick and straightforward answer: you’re writing to [hopefully] gain admission somewhere. You’re not just writing for fun, nor are you undertaking a purely creative exercise. At a root level, [...]

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The Third C of Great Application Writing: Compelling

By Ryan Hickey + updated on November 15th, 2012

Share Even if your writing is as clear and concise as it can possibly be, it will fall flat if it doesn’t say something that captures the reader’s attention. Pretty words are just pretty words; without strong ideas behind them, they’re nothing more than a facade. And believe me, admissions officers know when they’re reading [...]

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