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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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.
Yesterday, I presented at Felix Varela High School, and I'm still pumped. It was so much fun chatting with such thoughtful students on strategy, topics, and messaging. By far the most popular question was - where to start when writing something so personal?
In today's video I share how you write a successful identity essay.
AND - how you open up the topic so it's not just about you personally.
BUT - about your social and cultural roles.
AND BONUS - I offer other ways to draft an identity essay that go beyond the expected.
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.
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!
Last couple of weeks I have been hosting meet and greets with students about to start their college essays. Part nervous, part excited, part fried from Junior year they want to see success stories, samples that worked all while starting to think about their own original contribution. Today’s video I share just that!!
Here’s the summary -
COMMON APP ESSAY TIPS (STEAL THE SECRET) // Juniors, the Common App Essay prompts are out and it’s your turn to stand out and be remembered on your college application, but how? This video will share key, strategic components of successful college application essays. These college essay tips and college essay examples will improve your personal statement, showcasing your best self and ensuring that you’re memorable to the college admissions officer. The college essay could be the difference between accepted or not. Your personal statement for college is your direct line of communication to the admissions office. Don't fall into college essay cliches that don't advance your candidacy. Do you know if you want to write a college narrative essay or a simply a college essay about yourself...an essay that makes you unique...make sure to ask questions because this college essay tutor has the chops to make you succeed! Before writing your admissions essay, learn expert tips for how to master the art of telling your story. DOWNLOAD YOUR COLLEGE ESSAY TEMPLATE HERE - https://writeyouracceptance.lpages.co...
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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!