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Looking for a sample admission essay for boarding school applications?

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If you’re applying to boarding school, then you’re likely thinking about writing your admission essay. Chances are, you’ve even done an internet search for something like, “boarding high schools sample essay.” And I bet, you didn’t find that sample admission essay for boarding school applications.  Continue reading Looking for a sample admission essay for boarding school applications?

5 Tips to Write a Great Boarding School Essay

sw_BacklitKeyboard_FFP10029One important aspect of the boarding school admission process is the essay. A part of most boarding school applications, the essay is your way to showcase your voice to the entire admission committee. Continue reading 5 Tips to Write a Great Boarding School Essay

Three Ways to Organize Your College Entrance Essay

Organizing your college entrance essay is one of the most important steps in creating a paper that “wows” admission officers. Second only to choosing a great topic and developing that topic with specific details, structuring your essay for maximum impact helps demonstrate your control over the English language, something admission officers are definitely interested in seeing in each essay.

It can be tempting to organize your essay as a traditional literary analysis, which is the kind of essay most students write in high school English. However, writing a college entrance essay is different because rather than making an argument about a book, you are using your personal experiences to make an argument about yourself, and the way you organize those experiences in your essay can either help your argument, or hurt it.

There are three time-tested ways to organize your essay—though I’ll warn you upfront that some are more powerful than others! Continue reading Three Ways to Organize Your College Entrance Essay

4 Tips for Writing a Good College Entrance Essay

Outstanding college entrance essays (also known as common app essays) are rarely the same; in fact, what sets these great essays apart is that they stand out from the crowd by using at least one unusual or unique writing technique.

Almost all good college essays use at least one of the following techniques: Continue reading 4 Tips for Writing a Good College Entrance Essay