College Application Essay Coach Debbie Merion Featured on Channel 7 WXYZ




Watch Debbie Merion coach an Essay Coaching student in a segment on Channel 7 Detroit WXYZ. We were filmed by a camera crew and interviewed by JoAnne Purtan on Sept. 16, 2014, and she created a two-minute segment on Essay Coaching. The feature is part of a Channel 7 series called “Mom’s a Genius.” For the complete story, visit the Channel 7 website.

Are you ready to write an amazing college or grad school application essay, except for one tiny little issue–you’re not sure how to write it, or what to say? No problem! Debbie Merion will work with you one-on-one to help you:

• Understand how admissions officers evaluate essays.
• Pick your strongest essay topic.
• Get motivated to stay on track.
• Enjoy writing more.
• Write a compelling, sincere, appealing and unique essay in your own voice.
• Edit perfectly.
• Open your mail to see ”congratulations!” letters.

How long will it take?  Just fifty minutes for a thorough and professional evaluation of an essay draft or a quick start. Others need help choosing an essay topic and writing the essay.  For those students, I offer a five-session package.

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Essay Coaching has hundreds of satisfied clients now attending top universities including Harvard, Stanford Business School, University of Michigan, New York Law and Yale. Request a free appointment to learn more, and to receive a free copy of “Top Ten Essay Coaching Questions and Answers.”

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Read a recent recommendation from Dawn, a parent and recent client.  Additional recommendations can be found here, and on LinkedIn.

Debbie was my son’s essay coach. She is truly gifted at helping students find their voice so they can tell their stories in a way that resonates with college admission counselors. Although she is a gifted writer, she never puts a word on a page…the essays are truly the student’s work. Over the course of a month, my son’s essays went from good to exceptional. He was accepted to his top college choices and will be attending University of Chicago in the fall. If you are thinking about hiring Debbie to work with your son or daughter, jump at the chance.

Read here about how we work with students.  Send an email to Essay Coaching now to learn more.

The 2014 Common Application Essay Prompts are included below for the convenience of college applicants.  Students will need to select one of the five prompts listed below for the Common Application Essay.

Instructions.The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don’t feel obligated to do so. (The application won’t accept a response shorter than 250 words.)

  1. Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story
  2. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?
  3. Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again
  4. Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content.What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?
  5. Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.

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