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Common Application Essay Help In Boston, MA
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The secret to writing the Personal Essay is to demonstrate both your academic interest and intellectual curiosity in whichever topic you select. Let us help you determine your topic and construct a Personal Essay that will stand out against all the other applicants you will be competing.
All coaching is done one-on-one through Skype/email/phone. Spend all your time writing, not commuting. Be comfortable in your own surroundings.
Common Application Package
1. PERSONAL ESSAY
A 650 word essay that conveys both your personality and intellectual capabilities. This essay is strategic.
2. ACTIVITY LIST
Strategically rank your activities and create 50 character descriptions that deliver results.
3. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PAGE
With the new Common Application 4, this page is even more important than in past years. Add additional awards or explain why your grades fell in one particular year. Add another essay.
How to Jumpstart the College Application Process A step-by-step approach explaining how to write the Common Application, prepare for an interview, and choose a college.
Writing the Common Application with Consistency, Initiative, Passion A more focused look at the Common Application for 2014.
A professional document of your academic and extracurricular activities – take it to your interviews and college fairs. Bonus – use resume for getting after-school and summer jobs!
1. COLLEGE SEARCH & STRATEGY
A matching and strategy process to put you into the college of your choice! We create a checklist with time table to keep you focused – you do the right thing at the right time. This may be the most important part of the application process.
2. SUPPLEMENT QUESTIONS
A further statement into what defines and distinguishes you from every other person applying to college and what matches your goals to the strengths of the individual college. Very important.
3. INTERVIEW COACHING
Mock interviews and an in-depth analysis of your strengths and opportunities for improvement. Your first interview is with one coach who crafts your answers as you go along; the second interview, if you need it, is with a different coach who gives you a very formal interview, no stopping, just 25 minutes of straight questioning.
4. INDEPENDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS – KEY TO SUCCESS
If you are applying to Ivies or on the bubble at any college, your research project puts you into the “let’s take another look at this student”. Many colleges have now included a section in the supplement to elaborate on independent research.
Personal Essay Topics
The first phone interview is designed to elicit and conceptualize powerful essays that display your academic and intellectual pursuits. Our method of questioning brings out these interests, even if you don’t know you have them!
You are then sent a list of questions based on our discussion. Your answers usually contain a thesis statement and opening paragraph. An outline is created and then on the writing day, the Personal Essay is completed before lunch!
The afternoon is used to create the Activity List and Additional Information Page. Over the next week the written documents are continually edited until both you and your coach are satisfied.
This method has been designed to achieve the best possible application while minimizing the time and stress it usually takes to write one.
Our years of experience have allowed us to create this streamlined method. The Successful Placements page demonstrates our proven methods.
by CSO founder Joan K. Martin, Ph.D.
Writing the Common Application
How to JumpStart the College Application Process
Essays- Tell a story with a great opening! The title and first sentence of your Personal Essay should create interest and motivate the admissions reader to concentrate on your essay. When you are satisfied with the content of the essay, examine each sentence. Edit out any sentences that look and sound different from the rest of your sentences. Each sentence should sound like you, not like an exquisitely crafted sentence from Hemingway. Keep your sentences simple and the content memorable. CollegeStartOnline coaches are experts at helping the student create a memorable opening and essay "in your own voice".
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