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Why I Love and Hate Writing Fiction

By ContributorFebruary 6, 2012
I'm taking a class this semester called “The Craft of Fiction,” in which we read and write as much fiction as possible.... More  →
Why I Love and Hate Writing Fiction

Help This Sparkler Edit An Application Essay About Alzheimer's

By Miss MarmSeptember 14, 2011
Sarah needs help with her application essay. Read it over and leave your suggestions in the comments! I'm writing for the... More  →
Help This Sparkler Edit An Application Essay About Alzheimer's

Application Essay: Shuffle Shame

By Miss MarmJanuary 25, 2011
Kelly's essay is about taste, judgment, snobbery...and Brit-Brit. Check it out!

Shuffle Shame, as defined by Urban Dictionary—“Shuffle shame is when

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Application Essay: Shuffle Shame

The Daily Trials of an English Major: A New Kind of Superhero

By ContributorDecember 16, 2010
Courtney Guth is in good company: all the Sparkitors were Peer Edit Girls/Guys in college. —Sparkitors It’s a red pen! It’s a marked-up... More  →
The Daily Trials of an English Major: A New Kind of Superhero

Application Essay: Booty Talk

By Miss MarmDecember 8, 2010
Since reading this essay a few weeks ago, I've thought about it a lot. That might be because Fiona is... More  →
Application Essay: Booty Talk

Application Essay: Anna's Absinthe

By Miss MarmNovember 11, 2010
Anna's essay responds to the Common App instruction, "Evaluate a significant experience and its impact on you." If you're not... More  →
Application Essay: Anna's Absinthe

Application Essay: I Had Cancer

By Miss MarmNovember 9, 2010
Jodi writes about a harrowing experience in her application essay. Check out her story.

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Application Essay: I Had Cancer

Application Essay: Terrible Twilight

By Miss MarmNovember 8, 2010
Miss_Legit has a legit gripe with Twilight, and she doesn't care who knows it.

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Application Essay: Terrible Twilight

Application Essay: I Am an American

By Miss MarmNovember 5, 2010
Ri's college essay grabbed my attention right from the first sentence. Does it have the same effect on you?

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Application Essay: I Am an American

Application Essay: Taking a Stand

By Miss MarmNovember 4, 2010
Sparkler Frankie is a talented writer with strong opinions. Check out the essay he's planning to submit to colleges.

Prompt: In

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Application Essay: Taking a Stand