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4 Tips to Make Your College Essay Stand Out From the Rest

Last week, we discussed how writing about travel experiences can enhance a college application essay.  This week, we will follow up that discussion with some general college application essay tips gathered from over 100 college admissions officers across the country, coupled with my personal experience over ten years of helping hundreds of seniors apply to schools ranging from local technical colleges to Ivy League schools.  


Here are a four winning writing tips I can offer:

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Topics: Travel Writing

6 Tips for Incorporating Travel Experiences in College Application Essays

The final weeks of school are upon us.  Teachers across the nation are wrapping up curriculum and even the most fastidious students are starting to zone out and dream of the weeks of summer vacation that lie ahead.  

As a high school English teacher, this time of year always proved to be a challenging time for me in regards to student engagement.  And the best way I’ve found to fight low engagement is to bring opportunities for authentic writing into the classroom.

What is likely the most high-stakes, authentic piece of writing for most college-bound students?  

Their college application essays.  

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Topics: Benefits of Student Travel, Travel Writing

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