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Author: Marybeth Holley

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Marybeth Holley is an English teacher in Orlando, Fla., who specializes in essay composition. For the last six years, her essay revisions have helped students get into top schools and earn competitive scholarships. In addition to helping college-hopefuls succeed, she also enjoys fiction writing, and recently penned her first young adult novel.

Posted Feb. 8, 2018, 8 a.m. by Marybeth Holley | View Comments
Five College Essay Topics Admissions Counselors Are Tired of Reading

Teachers know it, guidance counselors know it, and even colleges know it: High school students dread writing the personal college essay. The pressure is high, the word count is low and it can be next to impossible to know where to start. While there are dozens of resources online telling you what you should include, knowing what you shouldn’t include can be just as helpful. Luckily for you, admissions counselors tend to be vocal about how to avoid a swift kick into the rejection pile. College admissions counselors are always on the lookout for unique, memorable essays to give them ...