College Essays

The New COVID-19 Essay

By Ivy League Potential / August 25, 2020 /

Are you planning to answer this year’s new Common App question on the pandemic? It’s an optional question, so an answer is not necessary, but it may be important for some students to answer this: “Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters can have deep and long-lasting impacts. If you need it, this space is yours to describe those…

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The Essay Writing Kit

By Ivy League Potential / August 11, 2020 /

The Essay Writing Kit last week was a huge success! We’ve received inquiries from people who didn’t get a chance to attend. If you didn’t get a chance to attend, you can still view the recording and send in a question.  This year with the SAT and ACT becoming optional, colleges will be putting more weight on essays,…

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50,000 College Essays Analyzed

By Ivy League Potential / February 20, 2019 /

What if you could analyze thousands of college admissions essays? Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin analyzed 50,000 college admissions essays from more than 25,000 entering students and then tracked student grades over the next four years of college to see if there was a correlation. What did they find? Interestingly, the computer-based analysis showed…

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