College Essay Assistance in the Most Surprising Places

You're working on your college essay, staring at the blank page, or that sentence that doesn't sound quite right, or thinking about scrapping the whole thing and starting all over again.  Who can you turn to for an objective opinion?  Your parents are no help:  they graduated back when it was much easier getting into college.  No way would they get in now with those essays they wrote 40 or 50 years ago!  Your English teacher is busy.  Your friends have their own essays to write. Maybe som...
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College Admissions Essays: What did Chris write about?

Anna: Hi, Chris! What did you write your college essay about? Chris: I don't remember a specific topic. It certainly wasn't as complex a process as it is today. I think I dashed it off in an afternoon and didn't even show it to my parents. I didn't want to show it to my father because he was so convinced I was going to UT. The main reason I applied is because Duke had the best basketball team.
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College Admissions Essays: What did Ben write about?

Emily: Hi, Ben! I know you graduated more than a few years ago, but can you remember what you wrote your college essay about? Ben: I wrote about developing my perspective on leadership through outdoor expeditions. Emily: Cool! Can you remember any details? Ben: The first sentence was, "Life is an uphill climb. There are peaks, false peaks, and even some downhills. We may never reach the summit, but...sorry, can't remember the rest." I also remember saying something about turning bossiness int...
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