Posts tagged with "College Essays"

Spread the News! My FREE College Essay Talk is June 3rd!

My annual free talk on “Writing Your College Essay” is only one week away! Next Sunday, June 3rd,  at 7:30 pm in Arlington Central Library’s auditorium, I will share what colleges look for in personal essays and why these essays matter. I’ll also share lots of tips for brainstorming, hooks, and making your college admission essays shine.

If you haven’t read it yet, check out my helpful article on the admissions process, which appeared last year in Arlington magazine. I hope to see you on the 3rd!

My Annual FREE College Essay Talk

Are you intimidated by college admission essays? Have writers’ block already?

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be giving my annual free talk on “How to Write Your College Essays” on Sunday, June 3rd, from 7:30 to 9 pm at Arlington Central Library, 1015 Quincy St, Arlington, in their main auditorium. High school juniors and their parents are welcome to come to learn more about the essay process and what colleges expect in both the main and supplemental essays.

In addition, I’ll touch on how the essays fit into the college admissions picture and why students need to reflect deeply before they write. I’ll also share some examples of strong hooks and explore what makes them strong. You can also find out more about my own coaching methodology and philosophy at Expert Essay Coaching, LLC, if you’re interested.

Usually, close to 100 people attend my talk, so come early if you want a seat. I hope to see you there!

Recent articles: Mini-escapes and a guide to the many charms of Annapolis

Oops! I was so busy wrapping up the 2017 college essay coaching season and working on my novel that I forgot to post some of my recent articles. Yes, I am a writing coach who writes and publishes regularly!

If you’re interested in hiring me for the 2018 college essay coaching season (which usually begins mid-June), please email me as soon as possible. My full package spots are filling up fast!

In the meantime, enjoy my travel articles. I’ve been focused on the mid-Atlantic region for years, but I’m hoping to expand my wanderings now that I’m an empty nester myself.

Looking for a mini-escape in the DC area? Read this.

Unfamiliar with the fascinating and fun city of Annapolis? Read this.

And if you’ve read something wonderful or visited somewhere fun, please let me know about that, too. I’m always open to ideas. Happy reading!

The College App Process: A Common Sense Approach

I’m thrilled to share my recent article on the college application process that made the cover of Arlington Magazine! I interviewed lots of great experts — college counselors, college essay coaches, admissions officers, and students who have recently completed the process.

My aim was to reduce the amount of stress and anxiety families feel and help them to navigate the process successfully, realistically, and wisely. Please forward the article to any friends and families who are going through or will go through this challenging time. Much appreciated!

Read On… and On and On

BoWbookpileThis particular article in Arlington Magazine is near to my heart. I’m a huge reader and think the world would be a kinder, calmer place if everyone read more. And research shows that regular readers live longer, are less stressed, and earn more money than those who rarely read. Wow! (Read my article below for the details. Here’s the link to the research on living longer, which came out after my article went to press.)

In addition, instilling a habit of reading into your children is THE BEST way to prepare them for the testing culture of SATs, ACTs, SAT II’s, and many Advanced Placement tests.

So how do you encourage your child to become a reader? Read on, dear reader.