Monthly Archives: May 2016

Application Essay Composition Guide: Part II

(In order to keep things bite-sized, this application essay composition guide will be in three parts! This is part two.) If you are steeling your nerves to face your first college applications, you must be wondering what you are going to do about those essays or “personal statements.” I know I tore up many a […]

Application Essay Composition Guide: Part I

(In order to keep things bite-sized, this application essay composition guide will be in three parts! This is part one.) Firstly, let us indulge in some debunking. There are couple of common misconceptions about the purpose of the college application essay: some students believe the essay is meant to be a complete biography while others […]

There and Back Again: A Freshman’s Tale

After coming home from college, it often feels as if the whole year was a wondrous dream of quaint colonial vignettes and the never ceasing turning of pages assigned by the most knowledgeable of professors, quirky enough for any mad tea party. This past year certainly stole away faster than any I have known so […]

Reading my way to London

London. If words be made of breath, and breath of life, then there was never another city given with more words and life than London. In the world of English literature, all roads lead to London. And now, this Anglophile bookworm’s road is leading there too! This summer my mom and I will be spending […]

May Brings Flowers and Exams

There may come a time when you have tread brick sidewalks to so many lectures that all of the socks you brought to college are so threadbare they could be the sole possessions of any Dickensian street-rat, and then you know it is time for the semester to end so you can go home and […]