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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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Application Essay, Personal Statement, and Statement of Purpose – What Are They?

By Ryan Hickey + updated on September 26th, 2012

Share Now that application deadlines are just around the corner, today we’ll take a look at the main types of admissions writing. These terms get thrown around a lot at this time of year, so it may be helpful to dissect each and provide a bit more in-depth information. Application Essay, Admissions Essay, and Admission [...]

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5 Tips for Stress-Free College/Graduate Applications

By Ryan Hickey + updated on September 14th, 2012

Share September has arrived and with it, the start of another academic year. While it can always be challenging to refocus on school after time away, students who plan to apply to college, graduate school, or a professional program this year face an added burden on top of regular academic and extracurricular commitments. If you’ll [...]

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Different Types of Medical School Essays

By Ryan Hickey + updated on June 15th, 2012

Share The style – and to some degree content – of your medical school essay will ultimately be based on where you are submitting your application. For most people, this will be through the AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) system. There are, however, some notable exceptions to this widespread standard, including Osteopathic programs (D.O.), [...]

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Medical School Personal Statements and Clichés

By Ryan Hickey + updated on June 7th, 2012

Share Whether it comes from a colleague, adviser, book, the Internet, or another source entirely, the ominous and now ubiquitous warning to avoid clichés in your medical school personal statement has almost become clichéd itself. Unfortunately, it is often stated as a vital piece of advice but without any further explanation, leaving you to wonder, [...]

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The Purpose of a Medical School Essay

By Ryan Hickey + updated on May 29th, 2012

Share Why do med programs require a medical school essay as part of the application process? Admissions officers have access to your test scores and they can read about your accomplishments in your resume. You have already proven your knowledge base and ability to achieve goals. Aren’t these sufficient to demonstrate your readiness for medical [...]

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