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Are you wondering if you should write about Covid on your college application? It’s an optional question on the Common App this year, but let’s discuss whether it makes sense to respond…because in this case optional truly means optional. The specific wording of the “Covid essay” is: Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters […]
Whether you apply to college using the Common Application, Universal College Application, or individual institutional applications, you will most likely need to write a 400-650 word college essay or personal statement. The prompts for these essays are intentionally broad and open-ended to make it easier for you to find a topic that is personally meaningful. […]
If you’re thinking about applying to graduate school, it’s important to know that unlike applying to college where you can be undecided about your major, for grad school you have to apply to a specific program and know exactly what you want to study. With that in mind, your graduate school application essays will have […]
“Please brieﬂy elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below.” There’s a lot of talk about the Personal Statement for your college applications, but you don’t seem to hear as much about the Activities Statement. After all, it’s only 1000 characters; how much of an impact can it really […]