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In the admissions process, we often fool ourselves with the same kinds of misleading cues. We think that the college process, and indeed ALL of high school, only exists for that one college acceptance, those two minutes on the mat. But if we let ourselves focus on the end, we lose sight of the incredible gifts along the journey.

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English teachers often require students to write college essays as a classroom assignments. Consider a

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Good Writing Is Clear Writing By Marla Cunningham Before joining PrepMatters, I worked in middle schools and high schools for...

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Many students I work with have voiced frustration with the admissions process. The normal refrain sounds something like this: “I wish...

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College Essays Are a Priority As we enjoy this beautiful summer, I’m sure some of you rising seniors tingle with...

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Surefire Ways to Fail Colleges aren’t asking much of you—just to write what is supposed to be the BEST ESSAY...

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10 Steps to Writing a College Essay That Gets Noticed | PrepMatters