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Seniors, how go your essays? If you’re struggling a little, we have an exercise we’ve found to be particularly effective for students whether they’re just starting or working on that fourth or fifth supplement! It’s one of our favorite writing prompts and one we often use when working with students in essay workshops: making a list.

How to start an essay or end one

Good advice for parents on their student's college admission essay.

High school seniors: Send a mid-year report if your colleges want one.

Seniors, heads up! It is good form to take yourself out of the running at any college where you have been accepted but know with certainty you will not enroll.

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FULL YEAR: Monthly Bell Ringer Journal Writing Prompts

Start your classes off with some engaging, creative and thought-provoking writing prompts! This FULL YEAR (35+ weeks) of writing prompts are a great way to establish routine in your classroom. Each page includes a section for teacher evaluation/comments, and each day of the week has a different topic/theme for every month.

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How to Write an Effective Essay: The Introduction

How to Write an Effective Essay: The Introduction. This is a good series for middle school and high school writing.

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Writing Centers Writing Prompt Resource (With Pictures)

Common Core State Standards Writing Prompt Resource (With Pictures) 75 prompts, including writing rubrics for each genre for grades 3 - 5.

Seniors, last week we offered you a writing exercise to help get you started on your essays -- though we hope that you already have made some headway! Here's what you need to remember as you continue: the real topic is you. Whatever the essay is about on the surface, colleges care what the essay says about you. If you're still looking for the words that put you onto paper, here are some helpful hints:

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9 Tips to Improve Your College Essay Style

Looking to strengthen your college essays? Interested in making your writing more concise? Be sure to look at these great essay style tips.