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    College Planning Blog
    Category: College Essays

    Top 10 Tips for Writing Scholarship Essays

    Written by Will Wagner on November 15, 2017

    As the task of applying to colleges winds down, the focus often shifts to seeking out college scholarships. You’ve done your best submitting college application essays, but now, what’s the best approach to writing college scholarship essays?   The good news is much of what students’ practiced in writing their first round of college application […]

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    How to answer “Why this college?” supplemental essays

    Written by Kevin Krebs on August 12, 2017

    “Why this college?” seems like a simple question, but it usually proves to be the most difficult of supplemental essays for students.   Everyone’s natural inclination is to regurgitate facts about the school. Students tend to write sentences that have little insight, such as, “You have a gorgeous campus” or “I love that you are […]

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    Brainstorming College Application Essays

    Written by Kevin Krebs on July 13, 2017

    Dread it or love it, college application essays are a crucial aspect in applying to colleges.   Your essay provides an important opportunity for you in the college admissions process, bringing a one-dimensional application to life and differentiating you from other applicants. Particularly for the more selective schools, your college application essays carry as much […]

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    6 Simple Don’ts in Writing Personal Statements

    Written by Will Wagner on June 27, 2017

      College application personal statements are the single best way to introduce college admissions counselors  to high school students beyond their transcripts and the college application. Think of it as a way for counselors to hear your voice and to show them a glimpse of who you are. Understandably, this kind of writing can be […]

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