Twenty-nine (29) Essay Coaching FAQ on Quora

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Is it ever a good idea to use borderline-offensive language in a college essay if they’re quotes from other people?

How much will an outstanding college essay increase my chances for acceptance?

What constitutes a strong college application?

Should my daughter apply to top schools relying on the strength of an exceptional essay?

How bored do admissions officers get when they read college essays?

What are the things that you should never mention on a college application essay?

What are some good imaginative essay topics?

What are some good economics essay topics that are related to health/medical economics?

What did Bill Gates write on his college essay?

How do you write a good college application essay? What are the qualities of a good essay?

What are your thoughts on Harvard rescinding acceptance for ten students for posting offensive memes?

How do I write a passive-aggressive “apology” letter to someone who you have to, but someone who has been rude to you?

What is a good way to describe two people as opposites in a topic sentence in a college essay?

Is it okay to exaggerate a little on a college essay to make it more interesting?

How can I get my college essay reviewed online?

Why do college admissions and other programs for students value essay writing so highly?

How do I write the introduction to my application essay for S.T.E.A.M.?

What are the best places to eat out in Ann Arbor for students of the University of Michigan with parents in town visiting?

Is it a bad idea to begin a personal statement for an undergrad program (not necessarily creative writing) with a short poem written by you?

Can you write an essay describing yourself in not more than 20 words?

What are 3 main ideas about smoking that I should write about in my essay?

What are the best questions that I can use for introduction in essay?

I have a diversity statement for my college application to the US. How would you write it?

What can make a college application essay unique?

Which college essay topics make admissions officers want to roll their eyes and stop reading?

Who can review your essay to make sure that you did it right?

How honest should one be when writing a college application essay?

How can I write an essay about a scene in a football ground before the main event starts?