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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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EssayEdge Interview Prep Tips

By Ryan Hickey + updated on July 9th, 2014

Share If you’ve decided to pursue an MBA, you’re in for a challenging year or two, but not until you’ve made it over the first hurdle: the MBA interview. The interview is one of the most intimidating parts of the application process, and too many candidates fail to prepare properly, potentially damaging their chances of [...]

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How to Write a Great Application Essay or Personal Statement

By Ryan Hickey + updated on January 21st, 2014

Share Search for “How to write an application essay,” in Google and you’ll instantly return more than 16 million pages (“How to write an admissions essay,” yields an additional million plus). Titles like “How to write an Application Essay,” “Writing the Successful College Application Essay,” and “How to Write an Outstanding Admissions Essay” draw in [...]

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Last-Minute Tips for Completing Application Essays

By Ryan Hickey + updated on January 16th, 2014

Share With deadlines past or looming, the holiday haze still hanging over most of us, and applicant stress levels nearing maximum, I thought that today’s post would be a perfect opportunity to provide some tips for those who find themselves rushing to get everything about their applications, essays included, finished and submitted within the next [...]

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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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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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