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5 Places to Unlock Hidden Value in College Applications

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2017 10:01:14 AM / by Carol Barash, PhD posted in scholarships, College, #commonapp, #collegewriting

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In Thinking Fast, Thinking Slow, Nobel winner Daniel Kahneman reveals how we need to distinguish between repetitive tasks that require “fast” thinking and problem-solving, which requires “slow,” focused attention.

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3 Things Never to Say in your College Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2017 3:25:44 PM / by Carol Barash, PhD posted in college application essay tips, college application essay, essay writing tips, Class of 2018

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  • I learned
  • I realized
  • I felt

What? Isn't the idea to use your essays to show colleges how you've overcome challenges and are now ready, willing and able to succeed in college?

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3 Reasons You Don’t Need to Worry Which Common App Prompt to Pick

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2017 1:16:20 PM / by Carol Barash, PhD posted in College

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The Common Application is run by an unwieldy committee of admissions officers from all types of colleges. This year they took a major step backwards, expanding a simplified list of five personal statement (aka “college essays”) options to seven, including one which gives you the option to submit something you wrote for another purpose.

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How to Share Your Demonstrating Interest in Your College Essays

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2016 7:00:00 AM / by Will Geiger posted in High School and College

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Is there Anything Else?: Answering Greenlight Scholars Essays Part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 3, 2016 7:00:00 AM / by Tyler Nakatsu posted in High School and College

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The goals of this application are to reflect your unique interests, experiences, capabilities, and pursuits. Towards this end, is there anything else you would like us to know? (250 word limit)

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