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College Essay Q&A: The Parent

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from parents… Q: What can we do to prepare for a “Why” essay? A: A few things…1) Visit the school for either and official or unofficial visit. Spend an entire day there, visit...

College Essay Q&A: The Parent

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from parents… Q: What makes one essay better than another? A: Great question! Complicated answer. Creating a college essay is a creative endeavor – not unlike painting a portrait or making a...

College Essay Q&A: The Applicant

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from applicants… Q: Is it okay if I write a funny essay? A: Not only is it okay, it is appreciated by AO who will love the break and the risk. Being funny in an essay is hard, you don’t want it...

College Essay Q&A: The Parent

I get questions all the time. Here’s a popular one I receive from parents… Q: Which essay is more important – the personal statement or the supplement? A: Great question! They each have equal importance, but in different ways. Think of the personal...