Getting into Top Schools: Real Life Success Stories, Pt. 2 – Dylan – Law School

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Application Essay Writing, Graduate Admissions Tips, Graduate School Admissions, Law School Admissions | 0 comments

Want to know how to get into a dream law school? The process involves so much more than great grades and a high LSAT score. How does a great candidate differentiate him- or herself from other excellent candidates? This post is the second in a series of blog entries from my treasure trove of applicant stories. Dylan was accepted into law schools at the University of Virginia, Notre Dame, Georgetown University, and the University of Cincinnati....

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Announcing 6-Week UC Admissions Essay Bootcamp Beginning September 15!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Application Essay Writing, College Admissions Tips | 0 comments

Write Submission-Ready Essays with Dr. M! Register Here Download brochure for more detailed information. Are you ready to write your admissions essays? Writing personal statements is a tough challenge for every high school student. Don’t be too nervous, however! The time and effort you put into your writing will be worth it, and Blue Stars will guide you every step of the way. Dr. M is pleased to present the Blue Stars Admissions Essay...

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How your admissions application essay can avoid the yawn

Posted by on Sep 1, 2010 in Application Essay Writing, Art School, Business School Admissions, College Admissions Tips, Graduate Admissions Tips, Graduate School Admissions, Law School Admissions, Medical School Admissions | 0 comments

An admissions officer can spot a good personal statement in 5 seconds. How does yours avoid the yawn? A well-written admissions essay gets inside the head of its reader. It invites and engages. It is the final touch of your application, the punctuation on your profile. And it is considered a crucial (if not defining) element in your admissions portfolio. As we are all aware, a key component of writing is knowing your audience. I like to compare...

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New business school website offers in-depth information on MBA programs

Posted by on Aug 14, 2010 in Application Essay Writing, Business School Admissions, Graduate Admissions Tips | 0 comments

B school insider and gadfly John A. Byrne has just launched Poets and Quants, a new website concerning all things MBA. Poets and Quants is essentially an ongoing, online chronicle of Byrne’s informational/editorial/philosophical blog posts, which address virtually every aspect of the business school world–rankings, school and program analysis, admissions advice, and the job market. The site also includes a networking forum. Poets...

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29 more schools added to the Common Application

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Application Essay Writing, Art School, College Admissions Tips | 0 comments

Here’s the list from the Common Application’s website. Schools still holding out are MIT, Georgetown, and USC. C’mon guys. Centralize. Alaska Pacific University (AK) Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (NY) The American University of Rome (Italy) College of Notre Dame of Maryland (MD) Columbia University (NY) Concordia University (OR) DePaul University (IL) Florida Institute of Technology (FL) Fontbonne University...

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Free SAT Thesis Statement Guidelines

Posted by on Aug 10, 2010 in Application Essay Writing, College Admissions Tips, SAT | 0 comments

Summer is about to end and the SAT exam dates for October and November loom large for some of you. Hard times ahead! In an effort to give students some guidance on writing the SAT essay, Blue Stars has provided a free downloadable guide to writing a thesis statement. For a quick view of the guidelines, read on! Thesis Statement Guidelines The thesis statement is the theme of your essay put into a sentence. It is the departure point of your...

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