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The College Essay — Where to Begin?!

The college essay is especially important because it’s not a number. Your college application is filled with numbers (test scores, G.P.A., etc.), but the college essay is your chance to show a school who YOU really are, behind the numbers. The essay is your chance to stand apart from the crowd, to SHINE! Beginning the… Read more »

Brainstorming for the College Essay

Figuring out what exactly to write about, how to best portray yourself, and what specific “slice-of-life” moments to include are the hardest parts of writing the college essay. Below are the four steps to brainstorming for the college essay. Follow these steps to get the creative juices flowing – you want to stand out in… Read more »

Essay Scoring Rubric

This is just a tool to keep in mind how the SAT Essays are being graded. I find this is useful in seeing the criteria for a high scoring essay and asking myself, “Did I use support? Did I clearly state my main point?” etc. Please reference this on your practice essays or when you… Read more »

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