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Do’s and Don’ts for Common App Essay Prompt #1

“Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.” Struggling with how to tackle this Common App essay prompt? Here are my pro tips for how to make the most of this essay topic, and — just as crucially — what kinds of things to avoid.


Are you applying to a highly selective college or university in the United States?

I’m a former dean of admissions, and on this channel I teach you how to think like an admissions officer, which is the ONLY audience that matters for your applications.

I attended Columbia, UChicago, and Cambridge, and I worked at UChicago and Stanford. I loved them in different ways, because they have very different cultures! Most importantly: I’ve experienced highly selective higher education in the United States from different sides of the table.

My other hats: I’m the founder of Inline for College Apps (software that helps you nail your Common App applications) and Ivey Consulting (education consulting); and co-author of the books “How to Prepare a Standout College Application” and “The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions.”

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