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2. NBC News "Dreading Writing your College Application Essay? Tips From the Pros" by Allison Slater Tate,July 26, 2016
3. This Year's College-Bound Essayists and Their Beautiful Contradictions by Ron Leiber New York Times, May 12, 2017
8. Experts Share Tips on Application Essay- Big Future Links to various videos, articles
10. How to Write the perfect college essay for the common app (limit 650 words- enforced)
11. New York Times Choice article "Stuck on the Essay-Try writing a letter to an Imaginary roommate" on finding a topic for the college essay
30. How I Know You Wrote Your Kid's College Essay- The New York Times October 3, 2018
31. We Get It! College Admissions Dean Speaks Out - Forbes May 12, 2020 - see Essays
32. A College Admissions Counselor Says Students Shouldn't Write About - Insider April 24, 2020
33. How to Write the College Essay- US World and News Report - February 28, 2020
34. Common Application Prompts 2020-21- The prompts remain the same as 2019-2020.
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Additional Information on the College Application Process
How Colleges Know What You Can Afford (and the limits of that tactic) by Kevin Carey New York Times May 17, 2017