The personal essay is the main event, and certainly the hardest to write. But, beyond the personal essay there are other essays that have to be written. These are usually only 250 words. Some are general, like Why do you want to go to this college
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A new book entitled Academically Adrift: Limited learning on College Campuses has just come out, and its findings show 45% of students during their first two years of college learn very little, as measured by the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA).
Everyone knows one of the more important parts of the college application is the personal essay. That’s why people make money writing books about writing the college essay, editing the essay, and running consulting camps for writing the essay, all
Involvement in the community can certainly supplement a college application favorably. After all, colleges want to know an applicant they are accepting will contribute to the college’s community in a positive way. But, there is a caveat. Colle