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Ep. 106 | Biggest Common App Essay mistake

Biggest Common Application Essay mistake

Show Notes:

In this episode, I review the number one mistake I see students make in their Common Application essays. Even if your essay is "done", please listen to this episode to make sure you haven't fallen into the trap.      

0:02:11 Initial checklist 

0:03:14 How long should it take? 

0:04:05 The biggest mistake 

0:05:10 The story is just a vehicle 

0:06:24 Why this mistake happens 

0:06:45 Striking the right balance 

0:08:25 Don't forget to reflect 

0:09:15 So what? 

0:09:35 Story versus self Follow us:

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