Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz

Don't Make These Mistakes
College Search Roadmap:
Step Six

College Application Mistakes: A Crash Course I have three words to say about college application mistakes: Don't make them. Easier said than done? Not when you're through reading this. You see, your college application is a package. Meaning, no one part of it stands alone. Your scores, your extracurriculars, your essay, your supplemental essays, your […]

College Ranking That Matters
College Search Roadmap:
Step Three

College ranking. It's an epidemic. Everybody seems to have a special list. Even 60second Recap has its list. Sort of. But, just for now, ignore those lists. Forget about every college ranking you've seen. The only college ranking that matters is the one you've never seen. The college ranking you're about to create. Welcome to […]

Summer Vacations College Admissions Officers Love

College Admissions Video Tip #3 For more college application tips click here What should you do on your summer vacation? Before you answer this question, you need to answer another question first: What’s your story? Here’s a clue: Your story is not just that you’re an overachiever. Colleges see plenty of overachievers, and overachievers generally […]

Do this not that when you write to the admissions committee.

I got deferred from my first choice school. I know it’s a long shot, but I heard you can write a deferral-response letter to the admissions committee. So, a couple questions. When should I send it? What should I say in it? And is there anything else that might help at this point? –P.A., USA […]

Holiday turkeys: College application essays we'd rather not write

This just in: Seniors vying for admission to elite colleges should jump through more flaming hoops. That’s the conclusion of the nation’s elite college admissions officers—at least by the looks of these essay prompts. Have they been designed to intimidate college applicants? Or just to amuse admissions officers? You tell us.  The University of Chicago Winston […]

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