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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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 Changes to the GRE in 2011

Posted by on Jul 7, 2010 in Business School Admissions, Graduate School Admissions | 0 comments

In June, 2011, the Educational Testing Service (ETS) will be rolling out its “largest, most significant overhaul of the GRE in its 59-year history.” How will the new changes affect test takers? Well, as blogger Lee Weiss states simply, “it’s harder.” Elaborating, he reports that there are more complex text completion questions where you might have to fill multiple blanks within the same question. So while...

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The Art of Admissions Success

Posted by on Jun 23, 2010 in Application Essay Writing, Art School, Business School Admissions, College Admissions Tips, Graduate School Admissions, Law School Admissions, Medical School Admissions | 0 comments

Ah, the admissions officer, that mysterious person tucked away behind stacks of applications holding the key to your future. Wouldn’t you like to get inside that person’s head? Well, you can–not by submitting an application you think an admissions officer wants to see, and not by telepathically influencing this person’s decision, but by putting together an academic application portfolio that showcases your unique self as...

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