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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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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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The Second C of Great Application Writing: Concise

By Ryan Hickey + updated on November 13th, 2012

Share For our purposes, concise means precisely what you think it means… unless you think it means angry or purple… in that case, you’d be wrong. Concise writing says what it needs to say while using words economically. In this definition, don’t be confused by our use of “economically” – this has nothing to do [...]

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The First C of Great Application Writing: Clear

By Ryan Hickey + updated on November 9th, 2012

Share Though you may have learned various definitions of what “clear” means in terms of writing, here’s the EssayEdge take: Clear writing has a readily apparent purpose. In other words, when you write in a clear fashion, your reader will not have to spend time puzzling over statements, phrases, or words trying to figure out [...]

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The 3 C’s of Great Application Writing

By Ryan Hickey + updated on November 8th, 2012

Share Given the massive amount of advice regarding application essays and personal statements available on the Internet, it can be challenging to sort through that information, decide what applies to you, and ultimately incorporate it into your writing. With that in mind, over the next several days, we’ll be using the EssayEdge blog and Facebook [...]

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Great Application Essays and Personal Statements: Editing Tip 1

By Ryan Hickey + updated on October 15th, 2012

Share We’re finally to the point of the year when many applicants are not stressed out about starting their admissions essays and personal statements, but rather about perfecting them. Sitting down in front of a blank page and trying to fill it with content is undoubtedly a daunting task, but so is sitting down in [...]

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