SIX TECHNIQUES FOR WRITING YOUR 150-WORD EXTRACURRICULAR ESSAY

What's that one thing that you've spent countless hour dedicated to, until late on weekday evenings? Steal these six college essay tips for writing your best extracurricular essay. Capture you.

HOW TO WRITE YOUR COMMON APP ACTIVITIES LIST

Having a clear, concise writing style is everything when it comes to packing lots of the right details about your high school extracurricular activities into your common application. By capturing the fullness of your impact, this helps out both your application and your application reader.

5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR ACTIVITIES LIST AWESOME

Ever ask yourself, "what extracurricular activities should I do?". Bottom of the ninth. Fourth quarter. Two minutes left in the game. Only 150 characters per activity and a small section for a title. Read this guide to writing about extracurricular activities in high school that takes your application to the next level.

HOW TO DECIDE WHICH EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITY TO WRITE ABOUT

Don't stress about how to pick the right topic for your common app extracurricular essay. I offer four great types of extracurricular activities for capturing your passion project, from Rockstar achievements, to One-Hit Wonders.

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A BRIEF GUIDE TO USING THE COMMON APP “ADDITIONAL INFO” SECTION

Easily the most under-loved portion of the Common Application: the additional info section. Show your application reader more sides of you by briefly writing about grading problems, IB Extended Essay Topics, things that didn't fit on your other sections (AP scores, extracurricular activities), or even mental health issues.

HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR COLLEGE APPLICATION IS DOING ITS JOB

Be your own college admissions consultant! Just ask yourself yourself: what special qualities do I possess that I would want to put in my college application? (I like to call them "gems"). I'll show you how to brainstorm them and then use them in your common app personal statement, additional info section, and extracurricular activities list.

FOUR QUALITIES OF AN AMAZING COLLEGE ESSAY

Discover four tasty writing techniques for a college essay, personal statement, or even Common App main essay by drawing on screenwriting narrative structure.

RACKING UP STYLE POINTS: TWO TIPS FOR REVISING YOUR COLLEGE ESSAY

Vulnerability never goes out out of style. Kanye glasses, on the other hand, definitely have. Read more for a few more helpful tips for writing a college application personal statement that packs a punch.

The Essay Workshop in a Box: The Free Guide to Writing the Personal Statement)

Kick things off with the two greatest brainstorming exercises ever, learn about the four types of college essays, check out some amazing example essays, and get on your way to writing your own killer personal statement.