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Essay Writing Tips from University of Chicago

Each year, the essay writing tends to be the most time-intensive aspect of college applications. In fact, our very first episode of

The Education Doctor radio show focused on essay writing. Right now, many college-bound seniors are in the midst of essay writing. All of my students have finished Common Application essays. For those students who are interested in Early Action or Early Decision applications, they are far into their supplemental essays or essays for those colleges external to the CommonApp.

Our show today is an extension of our conversation from last month when we met with the University of Chicago admissions to provide some actionable tips for students and their parents on calming the stress of admissions frenzy.

Colin Johnson, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Chicago, returns to talk about how to write a winning essay.

Colin is a seasoned admissions professional with 10 years at the University of Chicago, Colin Johnson. In this episode of The Education Doctor Radio show, she brings her experiences of reading thousands of applications each year.

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