Class of 2017: Time to get them thinking about the college essay!

It’s never too early to prepare for the college essay. Here are some tips in a video from Money Magazine’s new college section that you can share with your students and parents: How to Write a Better College Essay

Writing the college admissions essay does not have to be hard for your students. Admissions personnel from Bucknell University and Cornell University, along with the co-founder of WOW Writing Workshop, say that what makes a great college essay is the story that is told by the student. Using simple, everyday language, picking a narrative that shows off who you are as a person and clearly highlighting certain aspects of your personality are what admissions counselors are looking for. And they stress the importance of having someone you trust give you honest, constructive feedback before sending off the essay to the college of your choice.

If you have parents that are asking you questions about the College Essay and you don’t have the answers or the time to engage every students family, WOW Writing Workshop offers a weekly call in for parents on Tuesday nights. Here is a link to the details/times: Parents: Help your child stand out!