We want to hear your individual voice in your writing. Write essays that reflect who you are and write in a natural style. Begin work on these essays early, and feel free to ask your parents, teachers and friends to provide constructive feedback. Ask if the essay's tone sounds like your voice. While asking for feedback is suggested, do not enlist hired assistance in the writing of your essays.
The essay prompts for the Common Application and the Coalition Application as well as the Stanford essay questions are listed here. The Stanford essay questions are located in the Stanford Questions section of the Common Application and in the Stanford Application Questions section of the Coalition Application.
Smith, Inside Higher Ed, January 5 For University Endowments, There’s No Time like the Present Jane Shaw, Martin Center, January 4 Five Higher Education Reform Ideas For The New Congress Preston Cooper, Forbes, January 3 11 Colleges That Attract the Most Older Students Jordan Friedman, US News, January 3 Let's Banish the Phrase 'Creative Writing' Cydney Alexis, Inside Higher Ed, January 3 The Best Value College Isn't Always The Cheapest Nick Morrison, Forbes, December 29 Fake Academe, Looking Much Like the Real Thing Kevin Carey, New York Times, December 29 More Parents Taking On Their Kids' College Debt Kate Ashford, Forbes, December 29 Helping students enter college ready warrants praise Deseret News, December 28Five Reasons To Stay Confident In Your College Application List Willard Dix, Forbes, December 28 American Studies: A Sad Tale of Academic Decline Charles Kupfer, Inside Higher Ed, December 28 A little less higher education bureaucracy?
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