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I thought I would offer some advice to those of you high school seniors who are not sweating the clock for your Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) applications. As I write this, two days away from November 1, many of you may be scrambling to put the finishing touches on your Common Application and college-specific supplemental essays.

For all of you, I empathize with your angst (assuming that you are angst ridden). I have written at length about college application essays before. If you need a last-second pep talk about how to approach the larger essays (at this point, I hope that you ED/EA applicants are well beyond needing a pep talk), check out some of my articles on College Confidential. You may find some sparks of inspiration there.

This blog article, however, is aimed at those of you who are targeting Regular Decision (RD), with its traditional January 1 (or even a bit later) deadline. Accordingly, you now have two full months to conjure, plan, and execute your applications’ writing requirements.

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