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5 Things You Shouldn’t Put In Your College App Essay

College application essays scare most of us. Even if you consider yourself a pretty good writer, the thought of cranking out an essay that will determine whether or not you’ll get into college can leave you in a cold sweat. But writing that college application essay doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, you can be yourself -- relaxed and sincere. Keep in mind, though, that there are some things you definitely shouldn’t include in your essay.

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Ex-Ivy League admissions officers dissect an essay that got a girl into 5 Ivies and Stanford

Ex-Ivy League admissions officers dissect a college admissions essay that got a girl into 5 Ivies and Stanford

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