HOW TO JUMP-START YOUR COLLEGE ESSAYS

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By PETER VAN BUSKIRK Having talked with a fair number of rising high school seniors over the last six weeks, I am coming to the conclusion that these days can be the “dog days” of the college application process. This is especially true for those who have identified target schools and are struggling to get […]

WHY DO YOU WANT TO COME HERE?

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By PETER VAN BUSKIRK “Why do you want to come here?” As students rush to meet application deadlines, it is some version of this seemingly benign essay prompt that frequently induces a creative “paralysis by analysis” that brings progress to a screeching halt. The “Why do you want to come here?” question is a common […]