What should you do on your summer vacation?

College Application Tip What’s the most advantageous way to spend the summer between my junior and senior years? Before you answer this question, you need to answer another question first: What’s your story? Here’s a clue: Your story is not just that you’re an overachiever. Colleges see plenty of overachievers, and overachievers generally don’t stand… Continue reading What should you do on your summer vacation?

Thesis Statement: Four Steps to a Great Essay

Writing a thesis statement is all about figuring out the main idea for your paper, and then explaining that main idea to your reader. But where to begin? Begin with the question—the question you’re answering with your essay. We’ll use “The Scarlet Letter” as an example. Let’s say your teacher gave you the following question… Continue reading Thesis Statement: Four Steps to a Great Essay

Basic Essay Structure Tutorial from Professionals

Before you write an essay, it’s important to understand the basic essay structure. Now, every essay has the same core structure regardless of the kind of essay you’re writing. An opinion essay, comparison contrast essay or narrative essay will all have slight differences but the basic structure will always be the same. Essay Structure It… Continue reading Basic Essay Structure Tutorial from Professionals