College Essays TOPICS that SUCK!! (DON'T BE THIS APPLICANT)

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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I'm Sharing AWESOME Personal Statement Samples!!

Students often ask me for samples…part nosy, part genuine curious to see what others have done, reviewing samples can be super helpful but don’t let it cramp your style. Make sure you know what you are looking for in samples. It’s not content, it’s identifying the rhetorical moves the student makes - BASICALLY, how they write what they write is MOST helpful.

Today’s video I share a couple of samples that helped get students into Brown, Juilliard and the University of Miami. Stop by and get inspired!

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AWESOME Personal Statement Samples (COLLEGE ESSAYS THAT WORKED AND WHY) // Personal statement samples can be super inspiring. Students often ask me – do you have any samples? I understand personal statement sample essays can show you an ideal college essay format or a creative answer to tricky college essay prompts but they won’t write your essay. Make sure you read the personal statement essay examples and then set them aside to let your own creativity shine with your personal college essay common app. As a college essay tutor, I work with student not only on college essay editing but also on sourcing the right college essay topics for their story and help devise the most effective college essay outline. College essays that worked in the past are great as source information. Gathering this type of intel on either undergraduate personal statement examples or even personal statement for graduate school sample essays can offer a road map but remember it shouldn’t be stifling your own path. Write Your Acceptance expertly guides students on how to review and assess college essay examples of a personal statement and even personal statement for scholarship application examples to make sure you set yourself up for success. This video will show you why some essays work and how to implement the creative and critical thinking balance a successful college essay has.

FEATURED in Your College Bound Kid Podcast!

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.

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College Essay Brainstorming (AS YOURSELF THIS BEFORE GETTING STARTED!!)

When writing the all too important college essay, brainstorming is key!! Why?!? Because it’s a low stakes way of entertaining and investigating different potential topics. However, a lot of students really don’t know the types of questions to ask for effective brainstorming.

In this video I share key questions to ask yourself to get deep and philosophical quick!!! Happy Writing.