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Counselmore Slides 2023

Last Update: April 13, 2023

Slides from Susan Knoppow's roundtable discussion on college essays and AI during Counselmore's Accelerator program.

The Wow Method

Last Update: January 10, 2023

Wow's 10 step college essay writing process, displayed in a color-coded graphic.

How to Write Supplemental Essays

Last Update: March 30, 2022

A guide to writing supplements, including how to understand a variety of prompts and how to decide what to write about.

How to Write Why Us College Essays

Last Update: March 30, 2022

A guide to writing Why Us essays, including how to understand any Why Us prompt and how to decide what to include.

How to Write the Common App Personal Essay

Last Update: March 30, 2022

Tips for writing the Common Application personal essay, including detailed explanations of each prompt and guidelines for choosing a topic.

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