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Essay Scoop: How to Answer the 2019-20 Common App Essay (Part 2)

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/25/19 11:00 AM / by Lauren Ward

Hello again, and welcome back. We're going through Common App's 2019-20 essay prompts four through seven in this post, and will be addressing how to stand out for each one. For the first part of this two part-series see Essay Scoop: How to Answer the 2019 -20 Common App Essay (Part 1).

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Essay Scoop: How to Answer the 2019-20 Common App Essay (Part I)

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/23/19 11:51 AM / by Lauren Ward

This year, the Common App announced that the 2019-2020 essay prompts will remain the same as the 2018-2019 essay prompts. This is immensely helpful for the team at Empowerly, as we are very familiar with the questions and it also means that students have more time to prepare their responses. 

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How to Save Money in College

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/13/17 11:11 AM / by Lauren Ward

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Apps to Keep You Safe on Campus

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/10/17 5:45 PM / by Lauren Ward

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How to Pick a College Roommate

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/10/17 5:42 PM / by Lauren Ward

For the last eighteen years, you’ve likely lived under a roof with the same people. Your habits, quirks, and routines have developed over time in tandem with your parents and siblings. Having shared a 

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On the Waitlist: What Should You Do Next?

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/3/17 6:34 AM / by Lauren Ward

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The Regular Decision Wait is Over: What to Consider When Accepting a College Offer

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/3/17 6:32 AM / by Lauren Ward

Your mailbox (or inbox, depending on the school) is beginning to fill with decision letters. After months and years of preparation, you’re finally starting to hear back from all those colleges you 

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What You Should Look for in a College's Surrounding Town

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/6/17 9:00 PM / by Lauren Ward

Once you've established that the university campus you're considering is great, and that everything appears to be right in line with what you were looking for, you also need to look around town. A 

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What to Look for in a Dorm While on a College Tour

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/5/17 6:28 PM / by Lauren Ward

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