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By Elizabeth LaScala

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About this blog: I post articles to offer timely and substantive college admission guidance on important topics and issues. Originally from New York, I have a B.S. from Hunter College in NYC and advanced professional degrees from the University of...  (More)

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Same Story, Different Prompts: Common Application’s New Essay Questions
Feb 20, 2013 12:20 pm
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Hey Dr. LaScala,

I just heard that the Common Application has revised its essay questions. What exactly does that mean for me? I am a junior at San Ramon Vally... More
What exactly is a meaningful summer?
Apr 19, 2013 2:56 pm
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A student from Danville asks:

I keep hearing counselors talk about students having meaningful summers. Well, what exactly does that mean and what are some good... More
The Controversy over College Costs
Mar 17, 2013 1:44 pm
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One article decries runaway college tuition and rising student debt, placing blame squarely on shoulders of colleges. Writers of these articles believe that colleges... More
Finding What Fits in College Admissions
Jan 21, 2013 6:09 pm
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As seniors start their final stretch in high school, juniors are just gearing up for college admissions. A question I hear frequently is "How do I put together... More
What DO I Bring to College Next Fall?
May 20, 2013 6:04 pm
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Most seniors and their parents by now know a great deal about the work and stress of college admissions: visiting schools, taking standardized tests, filling out... More
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