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Application Essay


Ask the Experts: Application Essay

Read actual questions from students about the application essay and see answers and advice from college planning and admissions experts

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013

Talkin' About College Essays #2: Tackling Tough Essay Questions

So, in our last article in this set, we talked a bit about some strange essay prompts, and how you could deal with them.

By Brendan Conway updated on October 31, 2013

Writing Your College Application Essay

In your college application essay, you have an opportunity to communicate to colleges what is most essential to you personally, socially, and academically.

By Howard and Matthew Greene updated on October 31, 2013

Application Essay Tips

Unlike every other aspect of the application, you control your essay. Make sure that the glimpse you give the admission committee into your character, background, and writing ability is the very best possible.

By Peterson's Staff updated on October 31, 2013

Colleges Near You

Your application essays are weighed heavily in the admissions decision. Don't leave them to chance.

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By Peterson's Staff updated on January 30, 2013

Talkin' About College Essays #1: Dealing with Strange Essay Questions

Most college applications will require essays based on prompts they provide. Most prompts will be nice, tame, and reasonable. They'll take hard work and thought, sure, but they'll be nothing outside of the realm of what you've already done or what you're familiar with.

By Brendan Conway updated on January 30, 2013
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