Here is a dirty little secret: some of the Common App essay prompts will bring you down like quicksand while others give you the exact structure and framing that you need to show and tell a story that colleges will love.
In the below thirty-minute in-depth video I grade and rank each Common App essay prompt in order to help you determine which will give you the best chance of positively differentiating your college application and thus getting you into the colleges on your list.
Sit back, relax (though be ready to take notes), and enjoy this insider’s guide tackling the most important essay assignment of your life so far!
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