Writing Tips

4 05, 2022

UT Austin Releases 2022 Essay Supplements for High School Class of 2023

For those students who want to get a jump on their supplemental essays, UT has made your life easier by releasing its essay prompts.

Below are the supplemental essay prompts for the 2022 application cycle:

Required Short Answers (250-300 words each):

    Why are you interested in the major you indicated as your first-choice […]

2 02, 2022

Major Changes to SAT Format – Spring of 2024

Starting in the spring of 2024, the College Board will beging using a new SAT which will be both shorter and all digital. Students will still sit for the exams in school or at a testing site.

Shorter test time:
The test will be 2 hours in length but scoring will remain on a 1600 point […]

2 02, 2022

Common App Releases Essay Prompts for 2022 Application Cycle

The Common App essay prompts for 2022 are out!  https://www.commonapp.org/blog/2022-2023-common-app-essay-prompts

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later […]

28 10, 2021

How well do you know your teachers….and how well do they know you?

 

Juniors, this spring, you will ask two teachers to serve as recommenders for your college applications. The input these recommenders provide to colleges is one important component of your application. Students often ask, ‘how can I get a good recommendation letter,’ and the answer to this question is: ‘what you put in is what […]

10 07, 2021

UT Essay Prompts for Class of 2022

UT Essay Prompts for Students Entering College in the Fall of 2022
There are 4 Required Short Answers (250-300 words each):

1.     Why are you interested in the major you indicated as your first-choice major?

2.     Describe how your experiences, perspectives, talents, and/or your involvement in leadership activities (at your school, job, community, or within your family) will help […]

18 03, 2019

Common App Essay Prompts for Students Entering College in the Fall of 2022

The Common App essay prompts for students who will be entering college in the fall of 2022 are:

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

The lessons we take […]

23 02, 2018

More Students are Taking AP Classes, and They’re Scoring Higher on Their AP Exams

The College Board has seen an upward trend in both the number of students taking Advanced Placement Courses and in their performance on those exams.

According to the College Board, over the past ten years, there’s been a 70% increase in the number of public high school graduates who have taken an AP […]

10 08, 2017

Bold Enough for UC Boulder?

This year’s University of Colorado-Boulder supplemental essay question asks:

As a vibrant community of learners dedicated to inclusive excellence, the students, faculty and staff at the University of Colorado Boulder seek to be open and respectful of contrasting beliefs and opinions. Every student has a unique life experience and a set of circumstances by which […]

7 08, 2017

Tufts Encourages Applicants to “Take a Risk” When Answering Essay Supplements

The Tufts essay supplement consists of three required short responses.  Admissions is looking for students to “think outside the box” and “take a risk” when answering the essay questions.  The essay prompts are:

Which aspects of Tufts’ curriculum or undergraduate experience prompt your application? In short: “Why Tufts?” (50–100 words)
There is a Quaker saying: […]

7 08, 2017

Short and Sweet: Boston University’s Essay Supplement

Boston University wants to know:

What about being a BU student excites you? (max 250 words)

This ‘why BU’ question may be more challenging than first appears.

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