Everyone always says that in order to write a good college admissions essay, you have to be "unique." And it's true! The problem is, what if your greatest accomplishment was completing your Pokedex? Or your greatest challenge was finishing that AP Literature exam essay in under 15 minutes? That doesn't exactly leave you with a lot of inspiring admissions essay material.
Don't worry, I've got you covered!
In this mini-course you'll learn the crucial components of a powerful college admission essay that will help you to stand out in a sea of transcripts. Through answering the personal intake questionnaire, understanding basic marketing techniques, and finding your Unique Student Proposition (USP), you'll be able to compose a compelling essay that will show the admissions officers why you would be an asset to their incoming class.
My ultimate goal is to help all students to compose an essay that is insightful, authentic, and which expresses the fullness of who they really are in order to connect with and attract the attention of the school they want to attend.
When you write your essay with your USP in mind, you'll be able to craft a personal narrative that humanizes the rest of your application and truly demonstrates what an awesome, intelligent, and sweet person you are.
This course is great for students (and parents) who don't want to invest a lot of money in a private tutor or college consultant, but who still want to give themselves an advantage in the admissions office.
Julie is a professional editor and English teacher living in the metro D.C. area. She is the founder and lead editor at Ghost Editorial, and the work she has done with clients has been published in both niche and mass markets such as The New York Times and academic journals. Before becoming an English teacher, Julie worked in the Detroit post-production and advertising industry where she learned valuable marketing strategies that have proven to be exceptionally applicable in teaching students how to identify and leverage their own unique characteristics when writing their college application essays. Since becoming an educator, Julie has worked with countless students on their college and graduate school admissions essays, many of whom have gone on to be accepted to their 1st choice schools.