What do colleges want in an application essay? How should students begin the writing process? What's a good topic? A bad topic? How can students make their essays unique and memorable? During this presentation, high school students and their families will find out the answers to these questions and more.
2013 marks a change in the essay portion of the Common Application. The prompts will all be new, the essay length will be firmly capped at 500 words, and there will be no more “Topic of Your Choice.” We will be discussing how to approach the new prompts, and how to handle these changes.
Sharon Epstein, award-winning writer and owner of First Impressions College Consulting in Redding, Connecticut. Her background includes 20 years in communications, two Emmy nominations, and a Writers Guild Award. She blogs about essay writing and interview skills at ApplyingToCollege.org.
Matthew Dempsey, Assistant Director of Admission at Fairfield University. Matthew will share a first-hand account of the role of the admission counselor, read examples of essays that have and haven't worked, and talk about how essays are viewed in the context of the entire application.
Please register online, by phone, or at the Checkout Desk. When registering, please note the TOTAL number of people attending - parents included!