How to Decide Which Extracurricular Activity to Write About

What makes you tick? Find out out how to turn your passion project into a small, bite-sized, espresso shot essay for your Common Application.

Six Techniques for Writing Your 150-Word Extracurricular Essay

From lessons in fiction-writing to resume hacks, learn how to write your Common App extracurricular essay using these highly-actionable and specific techniques. Show your best self on your college application. 

How to Improve Your Mediocre Extracurricular Essay in 30 Minutes

Cut the predictable values, then use your beautiful, infinite imagination to come up with new, unpredictable values. Dig deep. Think about specific moments of difficulty. How’d you work through them? If it feels tangential at first, keep digging; you might strike gold