Essay Tips


Pro Advice and Sample Essays

• Essays that worked, shared from the admissions offices of Conn College, Tufts and the University of Chicago.

• The NY Times challenged students to write essays on money, class, work and the economy. Read the four they selected here.

• This essay on Costco got Stacey Brook into 5 Ivies and Stanford.

• The experts for writing an original essay from Carleton College and US News.

• The University of Chicago has a novel way of approaching their essays, click here and here to see their unique approach. 

• Janine Robinson has a whole blog devoted to helping you perfect your college essay called fittingly enough—Essay Hell.

•This article from an assistant director at MIT admissions has tips for writing well from masters of the art such as Orwell and Vonnegut.      

•Craft your best college essay with tips and video advice from the College Board here.     

•Daily Beast's tips on writing a winning essay with sample essays from students accepted at Harvard, Yale, Reed, UC Berkeley, RIce, Cornell and Brown.