Happy first week of school! We are rolling along with college app essays. So many students are moving on from completing the main essay to now supplements which brings me to today's video!!
In today's video I share how you to write the University of Michigan WHY US supplement.
AND - I share with you my screen so you see exactly what research you should focus on.
BUT - maybe you're not applying to Michigan, can this video still be for you??? YES!!! If you have a WHY US essay for any school, you'll learn what to research.
AND BONUS - how to organize the info.
Students in my online workshops get a WHY US template and academic phrase bank to make these essays sooooo much easier. You basically plug in your research and DONE!
Today’s video is all about my students! I’m so lucky to have former student, Isa, share her experiences on working with me…as well as some wisdom on the college application journey.
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COLLEGE ESSAY GUIDE - http://bit.ly/WYAguide
Here’s a description of the video -
College Essay Tutor Tips (HOW I GOT INTO GEORGETOWN) // As a college essay tutor, my favorite thing to do is to check in on my students after their first year of college. We laugh about the stress of getting in and how they now wish the common app essay topics and coalition app essay were their biggest problem. We are always moving the goal post. Once we accomplish a goal like writing your best common app essay, you move on to the next thing and hardly have time to celebrate your win. However, in order to get there, to get into your dream college you need a rockin’ personal statement for college and the college essay tutor near me may not be the best bet. With a PhD in English, as a writing faculty at a research 1 institution and as the premiere college essay tutor online, I can expertly guide you to find not only the most productive college essay ideas, but also through expert college essay brainstorming and college essay editing, you’ll astound yourself with how incredible your story truly is. All you need is a tailored college essay outline for your college essay topics and just a small collection of key personal statement samples from Write Your Acceptance to know exactly how to navigate the college essay common app. As a college admission essay tutor, I take you from brainstorming to final draft so that you know precisely how to tackle the college essay prompts and especially the common app essay prompts. And with over 10 years of experience, I have choice common app essay examples with analysis to show you why certain students clean up with admissions. In this video, one of my former students, Isa, now a sophomore at Georgetown shares lessons learned and why working with Dr. Josie helped you achieve her dreams.
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!
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COLLEGE ESSAY TEMPLATE HERE - http://bit.ly/WYAguide
With 4th of July in our rear view mirror, college applications are LOOMING ever so strong. Before we know it, summer will be gone and Senior year will be upon us. (meaning, HW, projects, schedules, extra curricular activities…. on and on and on).
Make sure you spend some time NOW on your main college essay.
In today’s video, I share the tips on how to SAVE TIME AND RECYCLE your college essay for both Coalition and Common App Platforms.
BONUS - I share how you should address the prompts so you write one essay for BOTH.
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College Essay Prompts (RECYCLE THE COALITION AND COMMON APP ESSAY!!)// Common App essay topics and the Coalition App essay can coexist. If you think critically on how to deliver your message, you can use the same exact essay for the common app essay prompts and practically any other college app essay prompts that you need to write. Remember whether it’s in Coalition or a specific university application like Georgetown or the common app essay, this feedback is only for the main essay. You shouldn’t recycle information for any one school, meaning you should send all different essay to each school; however, with some key college essay editing you’ll write your best common app essays while saving time and recycling the college application essay prompts. College essay prompts are meant to ask you broad identity or life experience type questions but all college essay prompts are not created equal; therefore, it is vital to dedicate a good amount of time to productive college essay brainstorming which is why reviewing Write Your Acceptance samples where students chose some of the best college essay topics is key. Common app essay examples that this college essay tutor breaks down for you can help you understand what needs to go where for maximum engagement. The personal statement for college can go in many different creative directions; however, there are some college essay ideas you should avoid because they fall into the college essay cliches and bucket you with thousands of other applicants. Since the college app essay prompts are general on purpose, you want a college essay format that sticks the landing and so college essay topics should be evaluated for your potential to be unique. The common app essay word limit gives you about 650 words to stand out so your college essay common app is 2 pages of you talking directly to the admissions team. Before writing your admissions essay, learn expert tips for how to master the art of telling your story.
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COLLEGE ESSAY GUIDE HERE - https://writeyouracceptance.lpages.co/college-essay-template/
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.
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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 ------
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COLLEGE ESSAY OUTLINE HERE - https://writeyouracceptance.lpages.co/college-essay-template/
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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.
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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.