The Subtle Art Of Asking For Teacher Recommendations

The subtle art of asking for teacher recommendations

Each and every year, we see students work tirelessly to achieve the best possible grades, steadily improve their test scores, ensure their extracurricular activities are up to pace, and craft winning college essays and supplements. There is, however, one part of the college application that’s often written off as beyond…

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Student Spotlight: Lindsey Sternthal & The College Essay Process

Student Spotlight: Lindsey Sternthal & the College Essay Process

“Literally everything.”  Lindsey Sternthal’s response to what she spends too much time thinking about offers a small window into all that goes on in her imagination. That “everything” includes, but isn’t limited to, meditations on unconventional mysteries, wonderings about the supernatural, and futures of traveling and living overseas.  Having graduated…

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The Art Of The College Essay

The Art of the College Essay

You’ve heard tales of this mythical beast for years, this unicorn, this Loch Ness Monster. Now it’s senior year, and it is time to confront this elusive creature head on. Behold, the college essay! Thar She Blows! Before you panic and stab someone with your harpoon read a few of…

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Acing The College Supplements

Acing the College Supplements

Wait, What? MORE Essays? You Have to be Kidding Me! You know all about the Common App essay, and you've been brainstorming for weeks, months, maybe years about what to write ... BUT what you probably aren't prepared for is the litany of supplemental essays each college requires. Some are…

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