How To Write About Identity - Common App Essay Prompts

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. 

College Essay Cliches to AVOID (or Else!!!)

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.

Happy Writing!!!

Writing a Winning Personal Statement

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!