Admissions

For those of you looking for admissions help, here are my best admissions-related posts, organized by topic:

 

Brainstorming / Topic Formulation:

Personal Statement Tips

How to Approach Your Personal Statement

Choosing a Personal Statement Topic

How to Get Unstuck When Writing Your Personal Statement, Part 1

 

Organization / Argument Structure:

Statement Personal: Or, How to Better Organize Your Essay

 How to Get Unstuck When Writing Your Personal Statement, Part 2

 

Essay Writing Skills:

Personal Statement Tips: How to Write Concisely

Purple Prose: What It is and How to Avoid It

Rules for Writing an Essay

 

Time Management and Burnout:

How to Get Unstuck When Writing Your Personal Statement, Part 3

Interview with LSAT Blog

Application Tips, the Black Friday Edition

Application Tips: How to Survive the Home Stretch


Transfer Essays, Diversity Statements, Letters of Recommendation, and other Supplemental Materials:

How to Write an Addendum

Should I Write a Diversity Statement?

How to Write a Resume.

How to Write a Diversity Statement

Do’s and Don’ts of Transfer Essays

How to Get a Great Letter of Recommendation

 

Miscellaneous Tips and Advice:

Personal Statement Do’s and Don’ts

Interview by LSAT Blog’s Steve Schwartz

Essay Writing Tips

 

Common Grammar Mistakes series:

Lay versus Lie

Active versus Passive Voice

Dangling Participles

E.g. versus I.e.

You’re versus Your; Its and It’s; Then and Than

Affect versus Effect

Double Negatives

Fewer versus Less

A versus An