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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...

The SMART Method: A = Answer the Essay Question Completely

The SMART Method: A = Answer the Essay Question Completely

This may seem like a no-brainer, but scholarship judges swear that many students tend to ramble in their essay answers, leaving the original essay question only partially unanswered.

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.”

Scholarship Mom Tip #94: The Scholarship Essay Tip Most Students Miss

Scholarship Mom Tip #94: The Scholarship Essay Tip Most Students Miss

What one tip can set your scholarship essay apart from the vast majority of others'? This one.

Scholarship Mom Tip #93: Scholarship Essay Time Saver

Scholarship Mom Tip #93: Scholarship Essay Time Saver

All of that school writing can be a great scholarship essay time saver for the organized college applicant.