Get your college essay questions answered by the expert - FREE Webinar

We know students have lots of questions about their college essays. Now is the chance to get your own questions answered and discover how to write truly compelling essays that get you accepted to your top-choice schools.  

This one-hour webinar with the founder of College Essay Organizer will be an open forum, so prepare all your questions in advance. For example, are you curious if the essay topic you chose is a great one? Struggling to figure out how to answer a particular question? Wondering if and how to use the Common App Additional Information space? 

The webinar will be held today, October 23, at 8pm EST. Click this link to reserve your spot (space is limited, so register now):

 https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/853114046 

One lucky participant will be selected to receive personalized feedback on his/her essay. 

If you work for a school or educational organization, feel free to attend our webinar and/or forward this invitation to seniors and their parents.



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Choosing the Right Topic for Your College Essay

Are you happy with your essay topic?

Michael Winerip of the New York Times offers sound advice on college essays in a recent article in the New York Times. For those still pondering what to write about, the topic you choose is just as important as how you write your essay:

"They’re thinking big and exotic, when they need to think small and meaningful. The single most important advice I give them is to write about something that happened to them that made them feel deeply.

The saying about learning more from failure than success — I’d have to say it’s true, at least when it comes to college essays."

Winerip acknowledges that students are still trying to understand their inner selves, and realizing that the thoughts they have are common to others. Students have to be able to "let the inner out," in order to honestly share who they are with colleges.

To read the full article, click here.

 

 

 

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Get your own questions answered by the expert - FREE Webinar

We know students have lots of questions about their college essays. Now is the chance to get your own questions answered and discover how to write truly compelling essays that get you accepted to your top-choice schools.  

This one-hour webinar with the founder of College Essay Organizer will be an open forum, so prepare all your questions in advance. For example, are you curious if the essay topic you chose is a great one? Struggling to figure out how to answer a particular question? Wondering if and how to use the Common App Additional Information space?

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 9, at 9pm EST. Click this link to reserve your spot (space is limited, so register now):

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/802814678 

One lucky participant will be selected to receive personalized feedback on his/her essay. 

If you work for a school or educational organization, feel free to attend our webinar and/or forward this invitation to seniors and their parents.

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Start Working on Your College Essays this Summer

Alan Gelb is an author and educational consultant specializing on the college essay process.  He has written “Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Step” and “The Complete Student: Achieving Success in College and Beyond”

Alan Gelb offers some practical advice for juniors in this posting on the New York Times Choice blog. While juniors should be thinking about their college lists and beefing up their resumes with some non-academic, real-world experience this summer, they should also be taking advantage of some of their downtime to turn their attention to their college essays.

Gelb writes, “These less hurried months before the onslaught of a highly pressured fall offer the chance for students to think, reflect and connect with a writing topic that can then be developed into 500 words of polished prose.” We wholeheartedly agree, and his practical tips will definitely help your mind to slow down and get your creative juices flowing as you begin to discover and explore your essay topic.