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Can an essay make or break your college admissions decision?

The short answer: it depends. The longer answer: If you don’t have the grades and the test scores a college expects from its applicants—in other words, if you aren’t academically prepared—it is extremely unlikely for your essay to push you over … Continue reading

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Houston Open House: This Sunday!

Parents of High Schoolers: Drop by 3827 Durness Way (in Braes Heights) between 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, to learn ways to make college application essay writing less stressful for your teenager and for you! Check out or email … Continue reading

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2017-2018 Essay Prompts Released

The Common Application has announced its essay prompts for the 2017-2018 application cycle. The word limit will remain at 650. The addition of  prompts #6 and #7 gives students even more flexibility in crafting an essay that communicates their own … Continue reading

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Looking for the right way

As I jogged towards Rice University last Monday, I had already forgotten about the theme of my morning reflection time: “Looking for the Right Way.” A middle aged woman, looking confused, stopped me on the running path. “Do you know … Continue reading

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