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Surviving Senior Year: What to Do in January

By Jennifer GrudzieckiJanuary 9, 2013
Winter Break is over, or ending, and it's time to come back to the real world. You know, the one where you... More  →
Surviving Senior Year: What to Do in January

Auntie SparkNotes: I Bombed the SAT

By kat_rosenfieldJanuary 9, 2013
Auntie, I really need your help. I have always identified myself as a smart, slightly nerdy girl who keeps her grades in tip-top... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Bombed the SAT

Reasons To Thank Your Lucky Stars You Got a College Rejection Letter

By Lauren PassellJanuary 9, 2013
So you got a college rejection letter in the mail. Awww, shucks. But who needs 'em? There are plenty of reasons to... More  →
Reasons To Thank Your Lucky Stars You Got a College Rejection Letter

10 Signs That a College is Perfect For You

By ShivDecember 20, 2012
For some people, college acceptance and rejection letters are already starting to arrive. For others, there are still applications to fill out,... More  →
10 Signs That a College is Perfect For You

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 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: 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