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Let's Give This Sparkler's Tree-Climbing Essay a Lift

By Brandon SpecktorNovember 19, 2012
Ernest Hemingway, who shot at German soldiers and wild lions on the regular, was onto something with his short, aggressive sentences. There's power... More  →
Let's Give This Sparkler's Tree-Climbing Essay a Lift

Help This Sparkler with Her Chemistry Essay!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 16, 2012
Essay Prompt: Topic of your choice. Our Sparkler's Response: “And lead, praseodymium, and platinum, plutonium…” You must be kidding me, I thought. These lyrics are... More  →
Help This Sparkler with Her Chemistry Essay!

Help This Sparkler with Her UC Essay!

By Jennifer GrudzieckiNovember 15, 2012
Essay prompt: "Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality... More  →
Help This Sparkler with Her UC Essay!

Does Fan Fiction Make for a Great College Essay?

By Lex LuthorNovember 12, 2012
Whoosh! Reading this essay was like getting in the way-back machine! I remember answering this same prompt for my common app schools... More  →
Does Fan Fiction Make for a Great College Essay?

Let's Help This Musician with Her College Application Essay!

By Larry MNovember 8, 2012
Essay Prompt: A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds... More  →
Let's Help This Musician with Her College Application Essay!

Comfort Food College Essay Critique

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 26, 2012
“Are you okay, Ngozi? Just drop the Starbursts, and walk away.” “Huh? I-I-I d-don’t know wh-what you’re t-t-talking about,” I stammered as... More  →
Comfort Food College Essay Critique

15 Bad Titles for College Application Essays

By RG DanielsOctober 25, 2012
We conducted a completely, genuinely not real poll and found that 98% of students find the essay portion of a college... More  →
15 Bad Titles for College Application Essays

Help This Sparkler Bust a Move on Her Breakdancing Essay

By Brandon SpecktorOctober 24, 2012
Sparkler AwesomePossum214 addressed the following prompt for her college apps: "Tell us about an experience in which you left your... More  →
Help This Sparkler Bust a Move on Her Breakdancing Essay

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Talk About Myself To Colleges?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 23, 2012
Hey, Auntie, Alright. I have a problem. I don't know how to talk about myself. At all. Every time I go to... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Talk About Myself To Colleges?

Let's Help this Sparkler's Cookie Essay Taste a Little Sweeter

By Brandon SpecktorOctober 12, 2012
Sparkler confuzzledmuggle wrote this essay for the common college application, and elected the "choose your own topic" topic. This itself... More  →
Let's Help this Sparkler's Cookie Essay Taste a Little Sweeter