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How Ricky Bobby Helped Get a Kid Into College: Calculating Risk With College Essays

I had to chuckle today when Facebook reminded me of my post from 10 years ago. At the time I...

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College Essays in the Time of COVID-19: CampusChat Live

On Wednesday, April 15, the Smart College Visit team tried something new… for the second time. We went live on...

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Essay Tips From an Essay Reader

I’ve read a lot of essays in my life. I’ve probably read tens of thousands of essays. In what feels...

What to Put In Your 500 Word College Application Essay

A guest post by Ed Weathers These days, most colleges require that your application essay be no more than 500 words....

Tackling the College Essay

Tackling the College Essay

For those students who are at the top of the high school foodchain (juniors and seniors), summer is a great time to spend some time working on the college essay. According to Ethan Sawyer, The College Essay Guy, “It’s never too soon to start working on your college essay.”

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