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The 2015-2016 Common Application Essays: #5

By Ryan Hickey + updated on September 30th, 2015

In the final installment of our five part series on the Common App prompts, we take a closer look at the fifth option.

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The 2015-2016 Common Application Essays: #4

By Ryan Hickey + updated on September 14th, 2015

For the fourth installation of our series on the Common App prompts, we’ll evaluate one of the most intellectually challenging – yet exciting – prompts.

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The 2015-2016 Common Application Essays: #3

By Ryan Hickey + updated on September 14th, 2015

For this article in our five part series, we’ll delve deeper into the third of the Common App prompts.

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The 2015-2016 Common Application Essays: #2

By Ryan Hickey + updated on August 19th, 2015

In the second part of this five part series, we take a look at what is arguably the most oddball of the Common App prompts.

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The 2015-2016 Common Application Essays: #1

By Ryan Hickey + updated on August 19th, 2015

In this series of articles, we will thoroughly analyze each of the 2015-2016 prompts so that you can have the best opportunity to create an ideal college admissions essay. Here’s Prompt 1.

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Eight Essay Pitfalls to Avoid

By Ryan Hickey + updated on September 29th, 2014

Share There are lots of mistakes that can be made when writing an essay or personal statement, but some tend to occur more often than others. In the video above, we take a look at eight of the most common places where people tend to have problems when writing pieces like this. Check it out [...]

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A Recent Grad’s Guide to Writing a Winning Resume

By Michelle Kruse + updated on July 17th, 2014

Share After turning in their final exams and collecting their diplomas, recent college graduates might assume that their paper-writing days are behind them. The truth is, they still need to write one of the most important papers of their adult life: their resume. Resume-writing poses a particular challenge for recent college graduates. How can you [...]

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