Writing

Matt Larriva
Aug 26, 2020

By Lauren Thompson and Matt Larriva This month, millions of students will return to school, and for most of them, “school” will mean sitting in front of a computer for hours of Zoom meetings, little social interaction, and a lot…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 18, 2020

I went to UPenn and graduated from The Wharton School. UPenn does not have the name recognition that the other schools you listed do. If you asked people to write down all the Ivy League schools, I’m fairly confident UPenn…

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Kevin_O
Feb 18, 2020

Read Matthew Larriva's answer to How important are extracurriculars in college admissions? on Quora It very much depends on the school and how exemplary you are in those activities. I would say in 90% of cases, extra-curricular activities can be…

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Matt Larriva
May 20, 2018

Powerful Prep is pleased to offer an excellent research piece from Dr. Shirag Shemmassian of Shemmassian Academic Consulting. Original Article A step-by-step guide to conquering your most important college essay ---- Table of Contents Part 1: Introduction What is The…

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Matt Larriva
Nov 23, 2013

SAT Writing Section: Too Many Students Don't Choose "No Error" On the SAT writing section, we are presented with 43 multiple choice questions (there are 49 total, but 6 are paragraph improvement) which ask us to revise a sentence, or…

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Matt Larriva
Aug 12, 2013

It must be boring to be a SAT writer. They must test the same errors every time, in the same quantity, and in the same method. In fact they have almost no room for creativity or change from test-to-test. If…

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Matt Larriva
Apr 02, 2012

Many students ask me for an SAT essay perfect score example. Below is a sample prompt and answer. At the end of the essay, I explain why this essay fulfills all the scoring requirements and how you can replicate a…

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