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5 things NOT to include in your college essay

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Your college essay should be open and honest. With that in mind, almost any story can be appropriate to include in your college essay if it helps to explain your motivations. Maybe a great teacher turned you on to psychology, or a good book made you decide to study English. You may also have been motivated by something less positive. For …

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SAT/ACT: Should I take the optional essay?

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Over the years, the SAT and ACT have both been redesigned. Once upon a time, the SAT essay was required. Now, it’s not. At one point, the ACT essay was scored out of 12. As of last year, it is out of 36. These adjustments reflect attempts to make the optional essay a more useful recruiting tool that can predict …