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Episode 5: Writing a Killer College Application Essay

December 14, 2020

At schools like Bucknell that receive thousands of applications every year, there's a good chance some applicants will have similar grades, academic rigor and extracurricular involvement.

But there's a place where applicants can stand out — something guaranteed to be found in their application and no other. We're talking about the college essay — an applicant's best opportunity to show colleges who they are.

Writing a great college application essay doesn't have to be an intimidating process.

In this episode of College Admissions Insider, brought to you by Bucknell University, Brooke Thames and Bryan Wendell share proven tips to help students craft a killer college application essay.

Our guest is Josh Wilkinson, Bucknell's associate director of admissions for communications and an application reader, meaning he gets to see hundreds of student essays every year.

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