How do you get students to write amazing admissions essays?

It is always such a treat to share my practice with other editors. That’s because I believe that the admissions process, and most especially admissions essay writing, can be a monumental experience for students who come to welcome it as an important exercise in personal growth. There’s no need to dread the personal statement! Without [...]

How your admissions application essay can avoid the yawn

An admissions officer can spot a good personal statement in 5 seconds. How does yours avoid the yawn? A well-written admissions essay gets inside the head of its reader. It invites and engages. It is the final touch of your application, the punctuation on your profile. And it is considered a crucial (if not defining) [...]