College query: What’s the best college resource book that can help me start figuring out where I want to look/apply? There’s SO much information out there about colleges, it can be hard to know where to begin. But one of my personal favourite resources is Fiske Guide to Colleges. A lot of books, and even… Continue reading Fiske Guide to Colleges: Which College Guide is the Best?
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?
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
Hello and welcome to how to write an essay. Today I’m talking all about thesis statements and you might think that’s impossible to make an entire article about thesis statements but I have so much to say. What is a thesis statement? A thesis statement you could say it is the anchor of your entire… Continue reading Thesis Statement: How To Write An Essay
How to write a good essay? It is a bewitching question and it’s one I’m going to answer in approximately two minutes and then we’ll go on to something else which is dependent on that, which is how to use a good quotation. An essay is about a presentation of not only your ideas but… Continue reading How to Write a Good Essay: 5 Paragraph Essay
Winning College Admissions Essays: How do I know if my college application essay is good enough? Here are three things to look for if you want to quickly assess the quality of your college essay. Is your essay really about you? I know. That sounds almost ridiculous it’s so straightforward. But trust me. I’ve worked… Continue reading Winning College Admissions Essays
Comparison / Contrast Essays One of the most common types of academic essay you’ll have to write is the comparison contrast essay where you’ll be asked to talk about the similarities and differences of two subjects. Now, it probably won’t be as easy as comparing 2 cities. You’ll probably have to compare something like… Continue reading Basic comparison contrast essay structure
Here’s a college query: “Most seniors at my school applied to about fifteen colleges. “Should I be looking at that many for next year?” “Should I be looking at more?” “Less?” Last fall, I helped half a dozen students apply to college. None of them applied to 15 colleges. And all of them are going… Continue reading College Tip: How Many Colleges Should You Apply To?
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