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College Consulting and Readiness Services with Oxford Tutoring

With college applications due in November, it is important to make sure that you are presenting your best self to the college of your dreams. This where Oxford Tutoring can help!  536 more words

How to Write your Essay for Common App Prompt 2

This is your opportunity to share your problem-solving abilities as well as your resilience. Your future institution is eager to learn how you react to setbacks and challenges. 287 more words


Tips for ACT Essay Writing

“According to Patrick Farrell, Wells’s usual editor at the Times, Wells sometimes e-mails around deadline to say that he’s forgotten how to write.”

The quotation above is from a recent article in the New Yorker, about New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells. 752 more words

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How to Write your Essay for Common App Prompt 1

The Common Application essay prompt 1 asks you to tell a unique story about your personal life. This is the story only you can tell! For this prompt, you will focus on a specific experience that shaped who you are today. 316 more words


Heading to Houston

New this year, NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) is hosting three college fairs dedicated to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).  The first one is in Houston, Texas on Sunday September 25 2016 (for details… 202 more words

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Weekly Tips and Tricks for College Admissions and Essays!

I hope it was helpful to brainstorm and freewrite about the Common Application Essay prompts over the past couple of weeks. At this point, you should feel more interested and invested in one of the five prompts. 352 more words

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College app protip #4: Brainstorm, drainstorm

So, you’ve got to write an essay or two or twenty. Even if, like me, you like to write, essays probably aren’t your favorite flavor of the written word, much like licorice is of jelly beans. 1,007 more words