Challenge Spotting: How to Add Emotional Stakes to Your College Essay

You’ve got 99 problems, and well…just pick one! Every good story, especially your personal statement for college, needs a challenge. Without one, you literally have no story. Part of the definition of “story” is that it features a conflict, challenge, or problem. Most of the Common App prompts actually hint at potential challenges you might have faced. Topic 2: obstacle, challenge, setback, or failure Topic 3: a belief you challenged Topic 4: a problem you solved or would like to …

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Ultimate Guide to World-Class Extracurriculars That Open the Gates to Stanford, Harvard, & the Rest of the Ivy League

What’s it take to get into Stanford, MIT, Harvard, the rest of the Ivy League, or other dream schools? It’s about pursuing the right extracurriculars   …even if you think you don’t have time and are already a senior …even if you believe you aren’t good at anything   Table of Contents So You Want to Get Into the Ivy League, Huh? So Who is This Guide For, Exactly? The Most Dangerous College Myth: A Well-Rounded Student The Biggest Obstacles to Getting …

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