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Tips for College App Essays

Hello LACES Parents, Students, and Community Members!!

Just want to share some great tips for writing your college application essays. Mr. Charlie Cohen was kind to make them available to you. He's currently working with 9 of our seniors.
For more information or personal tutoring visit:

The 100 Most-Often-Recommended Works for College Freshman:

There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your life. We can all look back on the books that have shaped our perspective on politics, religion, money, and love. Some will even become a source of inspiration for the rest of your life. From a seemingly infinite list of books of anecdotal or literal merit, we have narrowed down the top 100 books that have shaped the lives of individual men while also helping define broader cultural ideas of what it means to be a man.


Students, Parents, Faculty, and Staff,

"A Message to College-Bound Students:
Choosing a college is an important decision. The goal isn't to enroll at the best college, but to enroll at the college/university that's best for you.
This book will introduce you to a splendid group of colleges, and it will help you think about important factors you'll want to consider when weighing your options--regardless of what you ultimately decide."

Please find attached a PDF of the "Sweet Sixteen Great Colleges of the South" by John Pulley. See below