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COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP RECAP & ESSAY PROMPTS FOR NEXT YEAR’S APPLICATIONS

COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING WORKSHOP RECAP

Last night, Deb Shaver, the Dean of Admissions atsmithessay1 Smith College, presented an essay writing workshop to our juniors in order to help them gain insight into what admissions offices are looking for and what they like to see (and don’t like to see!) when reviewing college essays. (Thank you, Dean Shaver!) Remember, your essays allow you to add depth or a new dimension to your application, which may otherwise seem like a bland and flavorless version of you. So, take Dean Shaver’s advice and use her tip sheet (attached) to help you create an essay that will show colleges who you are and how you could be a good fit on their campuses.


ESSAY PROMPTS FOR NEXT YEAR’S APPLICATIONS

Looking to get started on your essays? Below you will find the prompts and questions for fall 2017 college applications:

While nothing looks to have changed for next year’s University of California personal insight questions or the Coalition App essay prompts, you can see that Common App has added a couple new prompts for the coming year. Check out below Huffington Post’s examination of Common App’s essay options:

“Like tulip enthusiasts awaiting the verdict of Punxsutawney Phil, high school juniors get atwitter this time of year when the Common Application releases…”

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