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‘The College Essay’

The Common Application is Now Available!

Aug. 1, 2012—The Common Application and Vanderbilt's accompanying supplements go live today.

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The College Admissions Essay Part II: Beyond gimmicks and hooks

Sep. 12, 2008—We talked yesterday about the importance of voice in your college application essay.   Today let’s discuss the second insight your college application gives our admission officers, specifically, how you put your thoughts together to convey a point. In college a buddy of mine introduced me to a friend of his at a party like this, “Hey...

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