To Report or Not Report: Self-Reporting SAT ACT Test Dates on the Common App

Recently, a parent asked me for advice on whether or not his son should disclose all SAT test dates on the section of the Common App that asks for that info.  If you take the SAT several times, the College Board allows you to send to colleges just the test scores you want, under a ...

This Just In: Girls Write Better Than Boys Do!

From St. Louis’s KSDK: (CNN) — Girls are better writers than boys! At least that’s the word from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), better known as the Nation’s Report Card. The NAEP tested thousands of students in eighth and 12th grades. Students were asked to perform writing tasks in three areas: to persuade, to explain and to ...

Not Just Any Essay…an ALEX Essay!

You found your way here because you or your kid needs help writing a college admissions or other personal essay.  You want it to be the best possible essay, to share your unique story in the best possible light.  You’ve written your essay but know it can be better.  It can be an Alex essay. ...

Welcome to Alex Essays!

Alex Essays has launched! Stay tuned over the next few days to find out how I can help you write the most amazing personal essays for college admissions, school, work, and more!