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During the pandemic, find your passion project

During the pandemic, find your passion project

In this crazy time of COVID, I found myself on a hiking trail last week thinking about passion projects. It was a pretty day, the forest trilling with birdsong, the leaves on the trees that new, tentative green that only exists in the spring. My dog Tilly and I were...
Why this personal statement works: a breakdown

Why this personal statement works: a breakdown

Sometimes, even when it comes to writing, there is nothing better than seeing a visual breakdown to understand why a personal statement is effective and memorable. In my view, the best personal statements: are honest and relatable are detailed show vulnerability show...
How to get excellent recommendation letters

How to get excellent recommendation letters

Let’s face it: asking for a recommendation letter can be awkward. You know you’re asking someone to invest time and effort on your behalf, and that can be uncomfortable. But these letters — usually two from teachers and one from a guidance counselor are...