Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz

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 […]

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 […]

I Can't Write This Essay!

I’m so stressed out trying to finish my college applications. The supplemental questions are the worst. How am I supposed to say everything I need to in just 250 or 350 words? I don’t know how to write an essay that short. Help! –K.N., USA You’re right: 250 words isn’t a whole lot to work with. But […]

Thesis Statements: Four Steps to a Great Essay

If you’re going to write a winning essay, you definitely need a thesis. That’s why I decided to make you a step-by-step video on how to write an awesome thesis statement. Writing a thesis statement is all about figuring out the main idea for your paper, and then explaining that main idea to your reader. […]

How to Write an Essay
Step 1: Think Like a Prosecutor

If your essay is giving you fits, this book is for you. If your essay has left you in a cold sweat, or cursing your blinking cursor, or in a state of panic—or just boredom—then this book is also for you. Even if you think you know everything there is to know about writing a […]

Teacher Trouble

I am currently taking AP English Lit and my teacher is incredibly tough. I feel like every time I throw out an idea that I have spent hours researching and developing that she sees it as wrong. Now I would like to think of myself as an analytical person, however I am having problems formulating […]

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