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Nailing the Personal Statement: Using Narrative Structure

The Common App personal statement essentially boils down to capturing the “essence” of you in an essay. Content-wise, it may feel nearly impossible to throw together all your star attributes. While it may be tempting to do so, keep in mind that your writing style can also sway the opinions of college admissions officers. To address this aspect of your essay, consider these four tips for writing in a narrative format.

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College Made Cheaper: Acquiring Common App Fee Waivers

College application fees tend to be a major deterrent for students who are interested in applying to multiple colleges. This creates a daunting scenario for low-income students, who are eager to explore higher education opportunities. Fortunately for those who are having trouble with processing fee waivers through their guidance counselors, the College Board and National Association for College Admission Counseling provide these essential documents.

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