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College Essays: The World I Came From

By Lauren PassellDecember 20, 2012
The Prompt: Describe the world you come from, for example, family, friends, school, city, etc., and describe how that has shaped your dreams... More  →
College Essays: The World I Came From

College Applications: Tricks to Stay Within the Word Limit

By Valerie BurnDecember 19, 2012
Word limits! They are the worst. Here, user dreberad struggles too make her essay 500 words. Fortunately, we have some... More  →
College Applications: Tricks to Stay Within the Word Limit

College Essays: Compassion

By Lauren PassellDecember 13, 2012
Prompt: Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment... More  →
College Essays: Compassion

College Essay: During Chemistry Class

By Lauren PassellDecember 12, 2012
Prompt: Describe one attribute of your personality that you are proud of, and how has it impacted your life so far? This could... More  →
College Essay: During Chemistry Class

College Essays: Spiritual Leadership

By Lauren PassellDecember 11, 2012
The Prompt: College seeks students who will thrive in the academic, spiritual and community life at Calvin. With this in mind, how do... More  →
College Essays: Spiritual Leadership

College Essays: The Recital

By Lauren PassellDecember 4, 2012
Our Sparkler's essay: I wipe my clammy hands on my skirt as I listen to the last notes of the Rondo alla turca by... More  →
College Essays: The Recital

College Essay: Painting the House, and Growing Up Fast

By Lauren PassellDecember 3, 2012
The Essay: Pressed against the house, I felt it bringing me closer. The sun beat across my back as I painted on my... More  →
College Essay: Painting the House, and Growing Up Fast

College Applications: The Trusty 5-Paragraph Essay

By Valerie BurnDecember 3, 2012
This prompt is a pretty typical one: describe a significant experience. Basically, the school wants to know a little more about you,... More  →
College Applications: The Trusty 5-Paragraph Essay

College Applications: Using Metaphors Effectively

By Valerie BurnNovember 30, 2012
Metaphors and similes are a part of any writer’s toolkit, and can transform a basic essay into a great story. However, it's... More  →
College Applications: Using Metaphors Effectively

Let's Help This Sparkler with Her Life Story!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 21, 2012
College essay prompt: There may be personal information you want considered as part of your admissions application. Write an essay describing that... More  →
Let's Help This Sparkler with Her Life Story!