Capturing You: How to Ace Your CommonApp Personal Statement

With the CommonApp rolling out tomorrow, you should get started thinking about your CommonApp personal statement! Sam, one of our star tutors, shares tips and tricks as to how to conquer the essay. Sam is a rising sophomore at Harvard College concentrating in History and Literature. She is originally from Pomona, NY. Before coming to Harvard, … Continue reading Capturing You: How to Ace Your CommonApp Personal Statement

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Conquering Supplementary Essays for the Common App – Sam H.

Conquering Supplement Essays on Your College Applications Supplement essays allow you to personalize your responses to individual colleges and universities in greater detail than elsewhere on your Common Application. When writing these specialized responses, keep the following tips in mind: Highlight your personal interest in the school. What academic or extracurricular activities draw you to … Continue reading Conquering Supplementary Essays for the Common App – Sam H.

The Common Application’s New Essay Prompts for 2017-2018 – Sam H.

The 2017-2018 Common Application features new and revised essay prompts that aim to help applicants of all backgrounds identify with their personal statements. Two of the previous prompts are unchanged. For three of the existing prompts, revisions were made for greater clarity and inclusion. For example, one former prompt asking students to reflect on a … Continue reading The Common Application’s New Essay Prompts for 2017-2018 – Sam H.

Visiting colleges: what to do and how to plan your trip! – Grace E.

With summer coming up and great weather, it's a prime time to visit colleges if you haven't yet! Keep in mind that colleges may have a different feel during the year while students are there, but visiting them during the summer is your best shot at fitting multiple visits in. Grace E., one of our … Continue reading Visiting colleges: what to do and how to plan your trip! – Grace E.

College Decisions and Reflections Blog Post – Juliette

*Disclaimer: This post is long overdue given that I committed to my college in early April and that I have senioritis.  Whoops. Hello avid readers of the HSA tutoring blog site! For me, second semester is undoubtedly more difficult than first semester.  Classes require understanding of first semester material.  In addition to classroom tests and … Continue reading College Decisions and Reflections Blog Post – Juliette