What to put in your 500 Word College Application Essay
Sep05

What to put in your 500 Word College Application Essay

A guest post by Ed Weathers Your 500 Word College Application Essay should be about the real YOU. These days, most colleges require that your application essay be no more than 500 words. In that essay, colleges expect you to reveal your writing ability and, just as important, the real You, with a capital Y. Who are You? What makes You tick? What are Your hopes, expectations, fears, joys, tastes, desires, foibles, sins, and virtues?...

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Three Books to Take to College
Jun26

Three Books to Take to College

When my granddaughters go off to college, I am going to recommend that they bring three books with them: Roget’s International Thesaurus, a good dictionary, and The Elements of Style, by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. These three books—in actual physical paper, please—will give you paper-writing tools you cannot get from a computer or anywhere else.     Roget’s International Thesaurus—It is important that you get this...

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