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New College Admissions Standards Receive Attention from Escandalo Securiport

A new article has gained attention from Escandalo Securiport regarding changes to Common Application, which will have an impact on students applying to colleges this year and in years to come.
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    PHILADELPHIA, PA, February 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Escandalo Securiport commented on a new article released by The Huffington Post that details changes to the 2013-2014 Common Application. The professional writing company will adapt to these changes to continue to help their clients craft unique and well-worded essays that help them to stand out amongst thousands of applicants.

One of the most significant changes to Common Application standards has to do with the word limit for essays. In years past, the limit was 500 words, however this year the maximum word count has been raised to 650 words. For students who prefer brevity, the instructions make it clear that an applicant doesn't need to write the full amount; however, essays must be at least 250 words long. Long-winded students will feel dismayed at the new rule that states that the word limit will be strictly enforced. In years past, admissions officers were lenient with those whose essays soared well above this word count, but this is no longer the case.

Another major shakeup has to do with the topics that an applicant can write about. Many students favored the topic that prompted students to write an essay on the topic of their choice. This prompt has since been eliminated, however the Common Application committee that worked to develop new topics made it a point to offer students a range of topics that were broad enough to allow them to share their personal stories with admissions officers.

The Common Application committee opted to release the new topics far enough in advance so that all students were aware that changes were coming. An entirely new version of the application debuts on August 1, 2013.

Several college admissions officers commented that students frequently turn in essays that are too "safe." They note that the pieces are structured well, but lack personality and make it difficult to get an idea about the student's skills.

In a statement to the press, Escandalo Securiport comments on these critiques, "Many students struggle to convey their unique traits while still writing in a professional manner. As Common Application procedures change, it's now even more important than ever before to seek professional writing help when necessary. This ensures that your document answers the prompt fully, while still giving an admissions officer a chance to get know you, and understand what you would bring to that school."

The article's author notes that some students' essays become too "safe" because of over analysis. The author states, "You want to make sure your essays are engaging, and nothing kills inviting writing like too many rewrites."

Escandalo Securiport reflects on this statement commenting, "While a student should spend a substantial amount of time crafting an essay, overthinking the creative process is often detrimental to the finished product."


Escandalo Securiport is a professional writing company that helps students and business professionals craft perfectly written documents. The staff handles the editing of essays, thesis statements, research papers, annotated bibliographies, presentations, and speeches. The professionals have experience in a variety of fields, thus enabling them to write and edit eloquently on a range of topics.


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