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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

Reviewing Metalhead's College Essay

By Josh SorokachOctober 4, 2012
When I casually mentioned to a friend that I'd be helping the youth of America with their college essays, my former friend... More  →
Reviewing Metalhead's College Essay

Send Us Your College Application Essays to Critique!

By Emily WinterSeptember 27, 2012
Sharpen your Crayolas and putcho thinkin' bonnets on because it's COLLEGE CRAPPLICATION TIME, Y'ALL. Remember last year, when you spent your weekend nights... More  →
Send Us Your College Application Essays to Critique!

Surviving Senior Year: What Happens in September?

By Jennifer GrudzieckiSeptember 19, 2012
It's September of your senior year of high school. You're settled into your new school routine and way, way ready to be... More  →
Surviving Senior Year: What Happens in September?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Know I'm Doing Enough to Get Into a Good College?

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 5, 2012
Dear Auntie, I'm about to enter my freshman year of high school, and people are already telling me to get ready for college.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Know I'm Doing Enough to Get Into a Good College?

Surviving Senior Year: The Things They DON'T Tell You

By ContributorAugust 29, 2012
Becoming a senior this fall? Excited about traversing the halls, with that whole "I am the topdog of the school and nobody... More  →
Surviving Senior Year: The Things They DON'T Tell You