This is the question at the heart of all college application essays. It’s a simple question, but crafting the answer can be challenging. Stressful. I help students navigate the essay-writing process from idea formation through final revision so they submit their best essays, in their own words.
I’ve spent my career telling stories, first as a broadcast journalist and more recently as an author. I’ve taught nonfiction writing at two- and four-year colleges. And I’ve been through the admissions process with my own daughter. Most importantly, I know what admissions officers want—and don’t want—to read.
I am available to assist students with writing personal statements, supplemental essays, activities lists, transfer essays, and scholarship essays. I recognize that each student has unique needs so my coaching sessions are designed to meet students where they are in the essay-development process. Therefore, sessions may include some or all of the following:
- Brainstorming and Mind Mapping
- Editing and revisions
This summer, I’m offering hour-long, online workshops designed to help students kick off the essay-writing process.
- Brainstorming Your Personal Statement will guide students through what, for many, is the most challenging part of the process: coming up with a topic. We will also talk about structure and what separates a great essay from a good one. For more information or to register, click here.
- Application 2.0 will help students tackle the activities list; common supplemental essay prompts, like the Why Us? essay; and the COVID-19 query. For more information or to register, click here.
*Workshops will run online via Zoom throughout the summer. Cost: $49
*Summer is the ideal time for juniors to start their college applications, especially for those applying Early Action and Early Decision.
Interested in learning more about one-one-one coaching sessions and/or workshops? Please contact me.
Jacki Skole is an award-winning journalist, author and adjunct professor of communication. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, she spent a decade as a writer and producer at CNN before turning to teaching. Jacki launched WRITE Now to assist students in writing the college application essays that will chart their future. Read More...
Contact Jacki today for a free phone consultation.