In today's video I share how you write a successful identity essay.
Hi friends, Last week I worked with a couple of athletes on initial stages of their college essay brainstorming. A small group of 4 students - they did a free writing exercise on what sports has taught them. And, since I said to lead with a memory, they started writing about THE SAME GAME.
Writing about sports in your college essay can be amazing, incredible even. Sports can reveal unfiltered human emotion and triumph like nothing else; however, make sure you know how to capture the right message along with your story so that you’re memorable and not just another sports essay. Check out this video on quick tips to do just that!
This weekend I conducted a small group workshop and one of the students was a bit reserved, shy...totally paying attention but not vocal like the other students. And, if you know me in an essay workshop whether online or in person, I need to know you're with me. So I took her outside while the others were on an identity scavenger hunt and we chatted about where she was in the process.
Issue was - she wanted to write about something super delicate, extremely personal and she wasn't sure it was the right call since she couldn't even share it in our small group.
Today's video I address how to write about the death of a loved one or another delicate topic and make it work for college admissions. Hope this helps! Happy writing!
WRITING ABOUT DEATH IN COLLEGE ESSAY (AND MAKE IT WORK) // Have you heard to stay away from the 3 D’s when writing your college essay? Avoid the college essay cliches and don't write about Death, Divorce, Drugs. Writing your college essay about death of a father or your college essay about losing a loved one more broadly can be incredibly honest and powerful but your college essay format and outline should be one of strategy detailing growth. Therefore, for every rule, there’s an exception. Stand out with an emotional, unique personal statement and still honor your story and journey. If you have life experience that touches on death and grief, you can make it work for you and remain authentic and craft a college essay for your Common App that stands out. This video will show you how to showcase your strengths so that your college application essay is unique. With over 10 years of experience, this college essay tutor knows that it's all about how you edit your essay. These college essay tips will improve your personal statement which can be the difference between accepted or not. Remember, your personal statement for college is your direct line of communication to the admissions office.
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Whether drafting a personal statement for college, medical school or law school, most students miss the mark. Here's why!!!
In today's video I share the two necessary factors needed for a successful personal statement. Sitting in front of the computer screen ready to write the most important essay of your life can feel like the loneliest, most daunting place. However, with some strategy, knowing what needs to be said where can be the jump start you need. Check out this video for expert tips on how to bring in anecdote and analysis...the secret sauce for a winning personal statement!
Visiting College Campuses (TIPS FOR AN AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE) // Every Spring semester on campus I see a ton of high school students with their parents touring our campus. Walking by I hear the same pitch – and here is the library with hundreds of references and resources, this is 1 of 2 Starbucks on campus and here we have a robotics lab – okay, our campus rocks. However, the tricky part is that no matter the day the speech will be the same; however, the students and families visiting shouldn’t have the same experience. This video will show you key tips to ensure you make your college tour an unforgettable and real experience, showing you and your parents whether THIS IS THE SCHOOL FOR YOU. And, bonus, I share with you a couple habits to keep in mind to then make sure you use the information you receive to elevate the college application essay and why this college supplement.
Remember, your personal statement for college, your campus tour and the overall journey is yours to make it your own. Get invested and make this an incredible experience. And don’t forget to find where the best burgers and doughnuts are!!!
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