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Nail That College Application Essay Using Only Your Brain Nugget and a Superhero Narrative

By Sean McCarthyNovember 6, 2014

You have locked yourself away in the attic for four long days, and all you have to show for it is

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Nail That College Application Essay Using Only Your Brain Nugget and a Superhero Narrative

The Dos and Don'ts Of Writing Your College Application Essay

By Audrey MurrayOctober 30, 2014
If you’re like most people, sitting down to write your college essay is a great way to get some serious flossing done.... More  →
The Dos and Don'ts Of Writing Your College Application Essay

What We Learned From Writing College Admissions Papers

By Janet ManleyJanuary 21, 2014
For those of you tackling your college applications, we've rounded up some of our fav sploggers to find out what they wrote... More  →
What We Learned From Writing College Admissions Papers

The DOs and DON'Ts of Writing a College Admission Essay

By Jason SaenzDecember 12, 2013
If you're a senior, this winter break is the perfect time to write that college essay you've been putting off for weeks—to... More  →
The DOs and DON'Ts of Writing a College Admission Essay

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 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