The Power of a One-Liner in Your College Essay

Hope you had a wonderful July 4th! This holiday always brings me back to the 1996 Will Smith movie Independence Day. The classic story of an alien invasion and Will Smith kicking some serious extraterrestrial butt. (No, I didn’t go see the new one because I heard it stinks.) But here’s the quote I’ll always remember the original ID4 movie by: “This is our victory dance. Not until the fat lady sings.” –Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith) Everyone loves a …

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FREE College Essay Masterclass

Thursday July 7, 2016 7:30 PM to 12:00 PM   FREE College Essay Masterclass RSVP July 7th, 2016 (Thursday) 7:30 – 8:30pm PST Arcadia, CA (exact address to be emailed to you) Event date is past Mon, 19 Oct 2020 17:12:07 +0000 last time: Thu, 07 Jul 2016 19:30:00 -0700

Using Sex Appeal to Write a Killer College Essay

Want to know a secret? I’m going to let you in on a big one today—the surprising secret for men to attract women. No, it’s not height, looks, or money. No, it’s not even style, confidence, or humor, though those are up there. If you’re not looking to impress a woman, don’t worry, this article still pertains to you too. But sorry, I can’t reveal to you what attracts men (*cough cough* food…the way to a man’s heart is through …

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What Bruce Lee Teaches About the SAT & ACT

Most of the crew was gone. They were hitting the slopes at Mammoth Lake, but lucky me, I was burning from elevation sickness. Feverish disposition, bleary vision, and a grumpy attitude. Never before have I ever experienced such sensations, not in any of the many snowboarding trips I’ve taken throughout the years. Why here? Why now? I couldn’t even do what I had planned for weeks, looked forward to forever, and driven 6 hours to do. Holed up in the …

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How to Pick and Write the Best 4 UC Prompts With the V x V Framework

Which 4 UC prompts are best? Well, that’s kind of inappropriate to ask, don’t you think? It’s a lot like asking a mother which child she loves most. Though I’m sure my mother would say me over my brother (hah maybe). But don’t worry about political correctness because I’ve done the insensitive thing and found out the answer for you already. According to UCLA’s Director of Admission, Gary Clark, there aren’t any 4 prompts the UCs like best. (By the way, let me know …

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Inside the College Decision Room: FREE 2-Hour Seminar

College apps are overwhelming. Ever wonder why some students stand out, while others fall flat? Join me this Thursday, June 16th, at 7:30pm PST, for a FREE 2-hour live seminar in Arcadia, CA, as I (in partnership with Q&A College Admissions) take you “Inside the Decision Room” and reveal what works, what doesn’t, and why. To get the event address and RSVP, head on over HERE. Learn how and why committees accept or deny one student over another, what issues they …

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