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Colleges & Universities

Most of the top colleges and universities in the world are located in the United States. There are many schools in the US that are well known nationally and internationally and have thousands of students from around the world studying there. Many areas of study are available in the American higher education system. These include business, mathematics, ESL, teaching, and master’s degrees. The possibilities are endless! No matter which college or university you decide to attend, your main goal is to join a group of like-minded people. But how do you find new student friends?

Organization In The College Admission Essay

As a college admission essay editor, I’ve run into more problems due to organization than any other issue. Even when ideas are freely flowing, even when I am expressing those ideas in the most precise terms, there is always the issue of order. What order should all of the sentences go in? What order should all of the paragraphs go in? Those who attempt to write their college admission essay in one shot, thinking there will be an automatic progression of ideas, a natural build-up, climax, and conclusion, are sorely mistaken.

Honesty is the Best Policy in the College Admission Essay

One of the most important characteristics of an exceptional college admission essay is honesty. Be real. The old adage ‘be yourself’ could not be more true in this case. The admissions boards of your prospective colleges will literally read thousands of these essays. They can spot an insincerity at twenty paces. In other words, don’t pretend to be someone you’re not simply because you think it sounds more impressive. You are impressive. Show them why.

Interview With Evan Bailyn, President of The Penn Group

SJT: Thank you for taking the time for this interview. What should students keep in mind when they are writing their college admission essay ? EB: I think it’s important to write about what you like. This sounds like an obvious statement, but believe it or not, it’s rarely done. A lot of students try to write an essay that’s Harvard -worthy, or NYU -worthy, or appropriate to whatever school they’re applying to. Colleges have piles of essays that sound too profound for their own good. Students need to focus on the little things that they wonder about during the day – the oddities, the quirks of who they are. I find that most kids tend to play it safe when in reality, writing about a deceased grandparent is not going to score you as many points as writing about the time you fell off your chair in English class.

The College Admission Essay Experience: How I Survived And Thrived

I have always considered myself a fairly ambitious individual, someone who thrived in the scholastic environment and actually enjoyed writing papers and reading books. So when I approached the college admissions process, I was fairly confident. I was the first to get my recommendation letters, the first to mail my transcripts, the first fill out my applications. As I flipped through the application to my dream school, I came to the college admission essay page. As my eyes scanned the several offered prompts, I began to get anxious. They were all incredibly open-ended and seemed to invite torrents of shameless self promotion. I was terrified.

Robert McDougal of Orange County Reviews His Three Favorite Free Online Resources for ESL Students

Robert McDougal twitter.com Part of learning English as a second language (ESL) is listening to it being spoken. In a previous article, Robert McDougal of Orange County talked about the different methods a new learner could listen to English being spoken, such as in meetings, on television, on podcasts, on the radio. Here, Robert McDougal of Orange County outlines his top three free resources on the internet which help ESL students learn the language faster.

Professor Emerita and Author Alice L. Eckardt to be Featured on Close Up Radio

Unimaginable as it may seem, approximately six million Jews were methodically murdered by Nazi Germans, under the direction of Adolf Hitler during World War II, either in gas chambers or mass shootings. Many died from starvation and terrible illnesses. The carnage and brutality is absolutely horrifying to recall so why is it vital that we always remember that it happened? Why is it absolutely critical to continue to educate young people of these deeply disturbing historical events and ensure that the Holocaust is never forgotten?