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 Search
Your Questions. My answers.

Your Questions: Which College Guide Is Best? How Many Schools Should I Apply To? How Should I Spend My Summer? What Size College is Right for Me? What's the Secret to a Winning College Admissions Essay?     Send your questions about applying to college to yourcollegecoach@60secondrecap.com. Or submit your question in the form below. […]

College Application Essays:
30 Minutes to Great

You can write a winning college admissions essay. You have it in you. Your story is already in your head. The trick is to get it out of your head onto the page. Better still, getting it onto the page doesn't have to be much of a trick. In fact, you can be ready to […]

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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