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Essay Analysis: Yale University 2018-19

“You are teaching a Yale course. What is it called?” Here you have enough room to TITLE the course, and then “blurb it.” When we say…

Posted on November 1, 2018

Essay Analysis: University of Pennsylvania 2018-19

“How will you explore your intellectual and academic interests at the University of Pennsylvania? Please answer this question given the specific undergraduate school to which you…

Posted on November 1, 2018

Essay Analysis: Princeton University 2018-19

“Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences that was particularly meaningful to you.” Suppose you start by listing out ALL your…

Posted on October 30, 2018

Essay Analysis: Dartmouth College 2018-19

” ‘You can’t use up creativity,’ Maya Angelou mused. ‘The more you use, the more you have.’ Share a creative moment or impulse—in any form—that inspired…

Posted on October 29, 2018

Essay Analysis: Duke University 2018-19

“Please discuss why you consider Duke a good match for you. Is there something particular about Duke that attracts you?” What is it you think Duke…

Posted on October 29, 2018

Essay Analysis: Cornell University 2018-19

“What interests you and why Cornell specifically?” The key here is to explain what fuels you, and what you need to succeed optimally. And then MAP…

Posted on October 28, 2018

Essay Analysis: Brown University 2018-19

“Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated earlier in this application?” Here’s a neat trick we like to use at Admissionado: Try…

Posted on October 27, 2018

Essay Analysis: Columbia University 2018-19

“In 150 words or fewer, please list a few words or phrases that describe your ideal college community.” If it seems like you’re trying to write…

Posted on October 26, 2018

Episode 18 – Graduation and Beyond

Episode 18 – Graduation and Beyond You’ve heard the commencement speech, graciously accepted your diploma, and tossed your graduation cap into the air. Congratulations, college graduate!…

Posted on December 16, 2013

Episode 17 – College Social Life

Episode 17 – College Social Life Some people think that college social life is just one big Party in the USA (we blame Miley for that)….

Posted on December 9, 2013