HURL, BLOW CHUNKS, VOMIT...hopefully you're not reading this while eating lunch!
After sharing what has worked, I thought it best to share WHAT NOT TO DO. These essays totally, pardon my French, SUCK!
HOWEVER, I have good news as well. In today's video I share 3 definite NO's you should avoid.
AND stay to the end for - 2 BONUS questions you need to be asking yourself to make sure you are not writing one of these awful essays.
College Essay Topics THAT SUCK (PLUS YOUR BONUS TRICK...to not suck!!!) // Generally, college essay topics are broad and offer students room to go where they want; however, there are some college essay topics to write about and some to avoid like the plague. WYA shares 3 types of college entrance/application essays that WILL NOT help you get into the school of your dreams. College essay brainstorming can help you save time and energy casting aside the pesky college essay clichés and focusing on a winning college essay format to maximize the college essay prompts you choose. As a college essay tutor with Write Your Acceptance, I know how to help students vet the college essay ideas that don’t flatter their candidacy. This video will show you how to really think about the college essay common app so you answer honestly and still max out on creativity and critical thinking. These college essay editing tips will improve your college essay outline so you start on the right foot or even help you with your coalition app essay. Like the common application essay examples, the coalition application essay has a method and knowing the secret to college essays that worked could be the difference between acceptance or not. Remember, your college narrative essay is your direct line of communication to the admissions office. Tell your story better by knowing the pitfalls and picking smart college application essay prompts!
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How do you write about life obstacles and challenges???
Without sounding whiny, or entitled or overly dramatic and sappy...
In today's video I share the basic equation your college essay should model to write effectively on OVERCOMING obstacles.
I'll share how you balance the problem with the solution.
AND - how central your action and leadership needs to be regarding the "solution" you choose
Here's the summary on the video -
College Essay Prompts (DON’T OVERSHARE AND UNDER PERFORM!!!)// The College essay prompts guide you through a host of emotional and cultural milestones; however, the most tricky when navigating common app essay topics is finding the balance between being honest addressing your college essay topics and showing growth when overcoming obstacles. Part college narrative essay, part critical thinking, these common app essay topics and coalition app essay requires hefty reflection. This is why success starts with some major college essay brainstorming. When you consider how much essay real estate your obstacle, challenge or setback will consume, then you can draft a college essay outline for an effective and thoughtful college essay examples about yourself. Remember you are not just one story. If you focus less on the problem and more on your solution then you can move away from college essay cliches and your college essay common app will help you be memorable. Before responding to any of the college essay prompts, learn expert tips for how to master the art of telling your story and learn the ideal common app essay word limit. While this video focuses on one of the common app essay prompts, in the next videos, I break down other prompts with successful common app essay examples that earned the accepted status. With over 10 years of experience, this college essay tutor knows how to get the admission officer to remember you and help you write your acceptance. My college essay examples of a personal statement are just a guide when you have the mic in hand, make sure you craft a compelling coalition application essay. I can help you do that. Remember, with so much to say your college essay format is key. From memorable college essay examples about yourself to social commentary on diversity college essays are where you can shine.
Already this season I have chatted with students on 2 of the 3 D’s - how to write on death and divorce. Usually Death, Divorce and Drugs are a no-no. Check out this video for other topics to stay away from (or to write about in a particular way to make it work) AND how to best tackle a few of the trickier Coalition Application essay prompts.
Video Description -
Coalition App Essay (WHAT TO STAY AWAY FROM!!) // The Coalition essay prompts are out which means students, it’s time to get to writing. Remember, college essay prompts are a guide but you dictate your college essay format, what you say and how you say it will determine how memorable you are. So, it’s not just about answering the question; a successful college narrative essay requires strategy and planning. Effective college essay brainstorming will help you avoid any cliches. This video will show you what to avoid so you don’t fall prey to the pesky college essay cliches that can take you out of the running altogether. My videos show you how to write your college essay examples of a personal statement with wit and depth, markers that make you stand out.
With over 10 years of experience, this college essay tutor knows how to get the admission officer to remember you and help you write your acceptance. The place to do this is mic in hand with your coalition application essay.
Remember, your personal statement for college is your direct line of communication to the admissions office. I share personal statement samples to inspire you to write your best college essay common app or coalition application essay.
For personal statement samples and expert tips on college essay editing ------
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So happy to be featured on #yourcollegeboundkid podcast chatting on all things college app essays. Mark and I had so much to say that he divided the interview into 3 parts!!
Come for the chat but stay for all of the college coaching gems Mark and Anika share...answering your 171 questions on the college admissions process.
About the Show
Let a college admission expert (Mark) and a mom who's been through the process (Anika) guide you through the college admission process. Learn key strategies and hear true stories on topics ranging from building the right college list, getting admitted to the colleges on your list; how to pay for college, and even choosing the right career. Each week, in order, we will discuss a hot college admissions article; we will shares insights from the college admission book, "!71 Answers", we will dedicate a segment to questions from our audience and Mark will interview a "thought leader" in the world of college admissions. We will also share the best free resources every week to help you with college admission and college life. The "Your College-Bound Kid" podcast combines in depth knowledge and insights about college admissions and college life with a lighthearted, and at times, entertaining style that makes Mark and Anika easy to listen to. A new episode goes live every single Thursday morning.
Dr. Josie featured in an article on what it means to be educated!
Why Is Education Important in Our Life? (40+ Great Answers) Check out the article below.
Not sure about you, but I am having some serious long weekend blues, wishing the alarm clock could have waited just another day AT LEAST!
Instead I hope this video and my MOMO tribute will lighten your mood.
Do you remember MOMO - the creepy ghost sent from the Youtube Matrix to get all our children? SNL has bok bok...
Anyways when I get a little cabin fever recording this is what happens...a MOMO impersonation. Hope you enjoy!!!
SO - for my Juniors soon to be Seniors - WHY WE ARE HERE - today's video will share the pitfalls you want to AVOID when writing the oh so important college essay. Arming yourself with what not to do will ensure you start on the right path.
Soooo, summer is ALMOST here which means you can pretend like applications are not around the corner or you can get started!!! HINT - you should get started...
Today's video I share tips and tricks for how to tackle the open topic which is on BOTH THE COMMON APP AND COALITION.