Mar 13, 2023
Common App Essay Prompts, Class of 2024
Ask a senior or recent college graduate what the most challenging piece of the college application cycle is. Number one answer: the essay. The Common App prompts have been announced.
Aug 2, 2021
College Application Supplemental Essay
At many universities that are highly selective, the GPA and test scores of the vast majority of the applicants are so...
Apr 19, 2021
Is a College Essay Coach a Good Idea?
1. Can you find your voice, your story, on your own? 2. Do you know how the personal statement differs from an essay you write for your English teacher? 3. Are you horrible at meeting deadlines and working ahead?
Mar 5, 2021
What College Essays Teach About the College Search
For decades, the LEAP team has guided thousands through the college application process which includes writing essays...
Jan 19, 2021
Breaking SAT News
Let's keep it simple to quickly release the big news! We aren't at all surprised by any of these announcements of changes to the SAT.
Aug 1, 2020
5 Tips to an Outstanding College Application Essay
Learn, Brainstorm, Write, Revise & Polish. These are the steps in LEAP’s 5-step process to an essay that will make you stand out from the crowd of applicants vying for a spot at your dream school. Creating an optimal essay takes focus and time.
May 12, 2020
Increase Grammar & Writing Skills
One of my favorite birthday cards was from my sister, Lora. A picture of two possible sisters on the front. MY sister asking me, “Where’s your birthday party at?” I reply, “Don’t end a sentence with a preposition.” I won’t spoil the slightly inappropriate inside lines, but it had me laughing.
Jul 10, 2019
Did You Write Your College App Essay In English?
“My English teacher at school helped me with my essay. I want a second set of eyes on it. What’s the difference in w...
Jan 20, 2018
4 Reasons to Write a Student Resume
A student resume is essentially the brag sheet for colleges you court. Most students keep an ongoing list in their he...
May 22, 2014
Summer To-Do for Rising Juniors
Sophomore year is coming to a close. Students are thinking they are “half-way through” high school. While that may be...