Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz

Find Your College Match
College Search Roadmap:
Step Two

A (College) Match Made in...? Every college wants you to believe that you were meant for each other. They'll romance you like a high school crush. They’ll treat you to hats, scarves, glossy brochures. Their representatives will woo you at college fairs. They'll get current students to reach out to you, hoping to inspire you […]

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 […]

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 […]

College Application Fee Waivers: Just ask.

College application fees. They’re high. And going higher. Stanford University, with its $19 billion endowment, wants you to pay $90 for a chance at a slot in next year’s freshman class. Boston University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Villanova, USC, and the University of North Carolina will charge you $80 for the same privilege. George Mason […]

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