The "college essay" is just the beginning. As college lists have grown, so too have the numbers of essays students will write.

50% of my students write 6-10 essays

30% write 2-5 essays

10% write 11-20 essays

5% write 21+ essays

5% write one essay

 ESSAYS HAVE NEVER MATTERED MORE

Colleges are going test-optional. 

SAT and ACT  dates are being canceled. Colleges need to learn about who you are in other ways. Your essays will get more attention from admission officers than ever before. 

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The "college essay" is just the beginning. As college lists have grown, so too have the numbers of essays my students will write.

50% of applicants will write 6-10 

30% will write 2-5 

10% will write 11-20 

5% will write one or more than 21 

ESSAYS MATTER MORE THAN EVER

Why Helping Students with College Essays is
 My Favorite Part of the College Process

THE TOPIC

I show anxious students why they can relax about “finding a topic.”

IT'S PERSONAL

Students really think about who they are and what matters to them.

BRAINSTORMING

Essay brainstorming allows me to understand who students really are.

WHY CRY?

We actually laugh more than we cry!

MY EXPERIENCE

I began teaching students to write in the 1980’s and never got tired of it.

MOTIVATION

It motivates me to keep learning more about what colleges want.

It's the easiest way to DE-STRESS THE COLLEGE PROCESS

Over the past twelve years, I’ve continued to take essay courses from the specialists, including Ethan Sawyer and the WOW Writing Workshop, at continuing education conferences and online. Essays are generally the least popular component of the college process for my colleagues, but after working with hundreds of students on their Common Application, Coalition Application, College-Specific, and supplemental essays, I’m still hooked.

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