Will you be attending NACAC in Columbus, Ohio?

If so, one of our regular contributors, Kim Lifton, of WOW Writing Workshop will be giving a presentation, “Is the College Application Essay Causing You Stress?”

The presentation is a great opportunity to get insight from admissions and get practical advice from writing pros on how to really help your students master the college application essay. Plus, you earn CE credits! The presentation will help you learn like a writer to guide your students.

Here is the information on the session and when  it will take place:

Admission Essay 2.0: Learn How to Think Like A Writer to Guide Your Students — on Friday, Sept. 23, from 10:15 till 11:30 a.m.

You’ll get insight from 3 of the nation’s top private (Ivy and liberal arts) and public universities, and a first-hand peek at the writing process

When you learn to think like a writer, you will be able to more effectively help college-bound students find, develop and write meaningful stories that strengthen their applications. This interactive session will take you inside the writing process with simple questions and writing exercises you can share with your students and parents.

In addition to Lifton, and her business partner, Susan Knoppow, who will share a few writing exercises, the panelists are:

  • Shawn Felton, Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Cornell University, NY
  • Amy Jarich, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Undergraduate Admission, University of California, Berkeley
  • Katie Fretwell, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Amherst College, MA

These experts will share what they look for in an essay, followed by learning an approach to the college admission essay writing process so you can help your students take an idea from their mind to the page.

As a bonus, on the day of the session, Wow will give away the best-selling guide, How to Write an Effective College Application Essay – The Inside Scoop for Parents, to everyone who downloads it for 1 day only! It’s normally $9.99. You might want to tell your parents to save the date!