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The personal qualities you develop from extracurricular activities should be mentioned in college applications.
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Qualities Earned From Extracurricular Activities and How to Show Them on College Apps

There are a lot of items you will have to include for each of your college applications, from basic information to work experience. When you’re completing each application, make sure you’re also including your personal qualities. What have you learned from extracurricular activities? Here are some ways to think about this question and how to …
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The 9 Steps to Creating a College Application Essay

The personal essay is a key element to the overall college application. It’s the chance to let the admission officers get to know the real you. After all, you’re more than just test scores, GPA, and academics! A college application essay allows you to talk about lessons learned, special skills, awards won, causes that matter …
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How to Write a Perfect Hook for Your Application Essay

Did you know admission officers might read around 50 essays per day during the application season?  A college application essay is not about your grades and scores, but your personality and who you are beyond school activities. You need to breathe life into it. Drawing attention to your writing, as well as making officers read …
Use your summer to have essay-worthy experiences
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Use the Summer to Cultivate Essay-Worthy Experiences

As tempting as it is to lounge around all summer playing video games or binge-watching shows on Netflix, it’s going to be difficult to turn those experiences into application essays. (It might be possible, but probably not.) So it might be a good idea to use the time to explore your options. How to use …
What's the role of social media in college applications?
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The Role of Social Media in the College Application Process

What’s the role of social media in the college application process? Well, social media usage boosts your college admission chances, though it’s a two-pronged approach. The first part involves cleaning up your online presence. The second part focuses on building a strong and positive presence. Cleaning Up Your Social Media Accounts We’ve all got Facebook, …