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Six Ways to Get Started Writing Your College Application Essay Today

July 25, 2014.  High School Senior:  “When should I start writing my college application essay?” Debbie Merion, College Essay Coach:  “Now.” High School Senior:  “How?” 1.  Forget writing.  Take a while just to get organized. This means: Decide on your first choice school. Look at that school’s website to see if it takes the common [...]

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May 12, 2014 Here is a frequently asked question: How can I honestly reveal an imperfection in a college application essay but also write an essay that prompts a college admissions officer to say,  “She (He) will be an awesome student here.” A May 9, 2014 New York Times story by Ron Lieber called “Four [...]

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March 16, 2014.  This week the SAT made numerous changes, including making the SAT essay optional, mirroring the ACT policy. Essay Coaching has always helped students, teachers and parents understand the important differences and similarities between the ACT/SAT test essays and college application essays. What do these SAT essay changes mean for students and parents [...]

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Joshua May, 2012 Gwen Pritzkau Scholarship Fund Winner

March 19, 2013.  Essay Coaching recently spoke with Cameron Nicklaus, the chair of the Youth Committee of Germans From Russia Heritage Society, an international organization headquartered in Bismarck, ND. We wanted to learn more about their 2013 Germans from Russia Heritage Society Essay Contest, open to anyone, regardless of their heritage, from middle school through [...]

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March 28, 2011.  In fact,  Princeton professor Jeff Nunokawa publishes an essay a day using Facebook notes.  I just friended him on Facebook, joining 2268 others.  Here is an excerpt from a recent Boston Globe article about this master essay writer: Nunokawa has taken it over the top, though, with his newest project: He’s written [...]

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